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composer , conductor , Music educator

Arnold Volpe was a Lithuanian-born American composer and conductor who came to the United States in 1898.


Volpe, Arnold was born on July 9, 1869 in Kovno, Russia. Son of Lewis and Ella (Gabrilowitsch) Volpe.


Studied violin at Warsaw Museum Institute under Professor Isidor Lotto, 1884-1887, and at Imperial Conservatory, St. Petersburg, under Professor Leopold Auer, 1887-1891. Bachelor of Arts, with highest honors, same, 1891. Studied theory and composition, Imperial Conservatory, under Professor Nicolas Soloview, 1893-1897.


Came to America, 1898. Mus. director Young Men’s Symphony Orchestra, New York, since 1902. Founder and conductor Volpe Symphony Society of New York, since 1904.

Director orchestra Brooklyn Institute Arts and Sciences, since 1910. Conductor Municipal Orchestral Concerts, New York, 1910-1913. Founder and conductor Stadium Symphony Orchestra, New York, since 1918.

Volunteer Russian Army, 1892-1893. Composer of songs and instrumental music. Home: New York, New York.


  • Other Work

    • Composer of songs and instrumental music.


Married Marie Michelson, April.

Lewis Volpe

Ella (Gabrilowitsch) Volpe

Marie Michelson