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Harold Prescott Davidson

Harold Prescott Davidson, American educator. Member American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers, College Music Society, Phi Delta Kappa, Alpha Gamma Sigma.; Club: Rotary (past president San Luis Obispo).

Background

  • Davidson, Harold Prescott was born on July 19, 1908 in New York City. Son of Harold Sidney and Christine (Bruce) Davidson.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Arts, Pomona College, 1929. Master of Arts, Claremont College, 1932. Postgraduate University of Southern California.

    Career

    • Head music department Emerson Junior High School, Pomona, California, 1929-1936. Director All-City Parent Teacher Association Chorus, Pomona. 1932-1936; master training teacher Claremont College, 1931-1936.

      Head music department California State Polytechnic U., 1936-1973, also director college glee clubs, vocal ensembles, bands. Adjudicator, guest conductor San Luis Obispo County Choral Festival, 1957. Active fund raising drives Boy Scouts American, Salvation Army, American Red Cross H.P. Davidson Music Center at California Polytechnic State University named in his honor, 1973.

    Works

    • Composer: (choral works for men’s glee club) Pardon for Puns, 1950, Collections of Ballads, 3 sets, 1955, arrangement Mussorgsky’s Hopak, 1959, Derby Ram, 1955. (college songs) Ride High You Mustangs, 1947, All Hail Green and Gold, 1936, Poly Memories, 1960. Love’s Delights, 1964.

      Miserete Meus, Dei (for women’s voices), 1965.

    Politics

    Party affiliation: Republican

    Religion

    Denomination: Presbyterian

    Membership

    Member American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers, College Music Society, Phi Delta Kappa, Alpha Gamma Sigma. Club: Rotary (past president San Luis Obispo).

    Connections

    • Married Rosalie Evelyn Cleek, August 30, 1929. Children: Douglass Sidney, Malcolm Bruce.
    • father: Harold Sidney Davidson
    • mother: Christine (Bruce) Davidson
    • spouse: Rosalie Evelyn Cleek
    • children: Douglass Sidney Davidson
    • Malcolm Bruce Davidson
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    Born July 19, 1908
    Died January 21, 1977
    (aged 68)
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