Arthur Shepherd, American composer, pianist. Member National Institute Arts and Letters, American Musicological Society, American Society Aesthetics.
Shepherd, Arthur was born on February 19, 1880 in Paris, Idaho, United States. Son of W. N. B. and Emily M. (Phipp) Shepherd.
Graduate New England Conservatory of Music, 1897.
He entered the New England Conservatory when he was only twelve years old. After his graduation, Shepherd returned to his family who had moved to Salt Lake City, Utah. After some encouragement, he returned to the east and took a teaching position at the New England Conservatory.
He briefly served as a bandmaster during World War I, and then moved to Cleveland, Ohio once he returned to the States. He took a job as the Assistant Director of the Cleveland Orchestra, and then in 1927 he returned to teaching at the Western Reserve University in Cleveland. He retired in 1950 and died on 12 January 1958, after a failed operation at a Cleveland hospital.
He composed over 100 works, including symphonies, string quartets and songs. Shepherd was a Latter-day Saint. His influences include Percy Goetschius and George W. Chadwick, Arthur Farwell, French Impressionists and Englishman, Vaughan Williams.
Composer pieces for piano, also songs, anthems, chamber music, orchestral works, etc.
Member National Institute Arts and Letters, American Musicological Society, American Society Aesthetics.