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music organization administrator

Anne Shaw Faulkner Oberndorfer, music organization administrator.


Oberndorfer, Anne Shaw Faulkner was born on September 26, 1877 in Chicago, Illinois, United States. Daughter of Samuel and Cornelia Evarts (Smith) Faulkner.


Educated Kenwood Institute Chicago. Chicago Conservatory of Music. Caruthers Normal School of Music.


Annual Organizer, 1897, and director Program Classes of Chicago Symphony Orchestra. With husband as pianist, official lecturer Chicago Opera Company. Director children’s concerts, Ravinia Park, Chicago, 4 seasons.

Chairman music division General Federation Women’s Clubs, 1920-1926. Educational director Associate Opera Clubs of Chicago Civic Opera Company.


  • Other Work

    • Author: What We Hear in Music, 1915, 13th edit., 1943. Music in the Home, 1916. Compiler: Americanization Songs, 1917.

      General Federation Song Book, 1921. Best Hymns for Sunday School, 1923. Noels, 1932

    • The New American Song Book.

      Opera Librettos for Radio Listeners. Music editor Child Life Magazine, 1922-1923, Better Homes and Gardens, 1923-1924.


Clubs: National Music Educators, Musicians (honorary).


Married Marx E. Oberndorfer, February 12, 1913.

Samuel Faulkner

Cornelia Evarts (Smith) Faulkner

Marx E. Oberndorfer