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Cecil Michener Smith

Cecil Michener Smith, educator, music critic. Member New York Music Critics Circle, Phi Beta Kappa, Delta Sigma Phi.

Background

  • Smith, Cecil Michener was born on July 12, 1906 in Chicago, Illinois, United States. Son of Gerald Birney and Inez (Michener) Smith.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Philosophy Chicago, 1927. Master of Arts, Harvard, 1928.

    Career

    • Instructor music University of Chicago, 1929-1931, assistant professor, 1931-1944, executive secretary, 1938-1944, associate professor and chairman music department, 1944-1947. Music critic Chicago Tribune, 1936-1943, drama critic, 1938-1943. Music editor New Republic. since 1947.

      Associate editor Theatre Arts, 1947-1948. Editor Musical American, since 1948.

    Works

    • Editor Ravinia Festival program books, 1937-1942. Vice president Dalcroze School Music, since 1950. Author: Musical Comedy in America, 1950.

      Music in America, 1952. Contributor to The Best Plays of 1938-1939, 39-40, 40-41, 41-42, 42-43. Also articles to periodicals.

    Membership

    Member New York Music Critics Circle, Phi Beta Kappa, Delta Sigma Phi.

    Connections

    • Married Louise Shuttles, 1929 (divorced).
    • father: Gerald Birney Smith
    • mother: Inez (Michener) Smith
    • spouse: Louise Shuttles
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    Born July 12, 1906
    Died March 27, 1956
    (aged 49)
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