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educator , musician

Anna Withers Bair, educator, musician.

Background

Bair, Anna Withers was born on August 12, 1916 in Mayodan, North Carolina, United States. Daughter of Percy Lawson and Lydia Lucile (Williamson) W.

Education

AB cum laude, Salem (North Carolina) College, 1936, Bachelor of Music cum laude, 1937. Postgraduate Royal School Church Music, England, summer 1962. Master of Arts, DePaul University, Chicago, 1969.

Postgraduate Duke University, 1967, College William and Mary, 1969-1972.

Career

Member music faculty Salem College, 1937-1939. Organist Home Moravian Church, Winston-Salem, North Carolina, 1937-1938, 40. Organist, choir director Christ Moravian Church, Winston-Salem, North Carolina, 1943-1948, Calvary Moravian Church, Winston-Salem, 1948-1953.

Choir master-organist St. Mary's Epis. Church, High Point, North Carolina, 1955-1964, St. Paul's Epis. Church, Edenton, North Carolina, 1965-1969, Cann Memorial Presbyterian Church, Elizabeth City, North Carolina, 1983-1985.

Organist St. Benedict's Anglican Church, Chapel Hill, North Carolina, 1989-1992. Member fine arts faculty College of Albemarle, Elizabeth City, North Carolina, 1965-1981, chairman department fine arts, 1972-1981. Visiting scholar University North Carolina, Chapel Hill, summer 1980.

Private teacher piano and organ, 1943-1986.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Contributor articles to Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, 1980, 86-96.

Membership

Member music faculty Salem College, 1937-1939. Member fine arts faculty College of Albemarle, Elizabeth City, North Carolina, 1965-1981, chairman department fine arts, 1972-1981. Member Edenton History Commission, 1978-1983.

Named Outstanding Teacher, College of Albemarle, 1973, 75. Member American Guild Organists (associate), National Society Colonial Dames American, National Trust for Historic Preservation, Wachovia History Association.

Connections

Married Clifford Edwin Bair, June 16, 1938. Children: Anna Elizabeth, Mary Ellen, Lucile Withers.

father:
Percy Lawson W.

mother:
Lydia Lucile (Williamson) W.

spouse:
Clifford Edwin Bair

children:
Anna Elizabeth Bair

Mary Ellen Bair

Lucile Withers Bair