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educator , musician

Arthur Charles Becker, musician, educator. Member American Guild of Organists, Society American Musicians, National Association School Music.; Club: Cliff Dwellers.

Background

Becker, Arthur Charles was born on September 20, 1895 in Louisville. Son of John Philip and Mary Margaret (Schmitt) Becker.

Education

Graduated from St. Xavier’s College, Louisville, 1917. Bachelor of Music, Sherwood Music School, 1921, Museum M., 1922. Doctor of Music, Boguslawki College Music, 1936.

Honorary Doctor of Music, Chicago Musical College, 1942. Student organ with Widor and Dupre, Paris. Composition with Roussell.

Career

1 son, Arthur John. Composer, Roman Catholic Masses for four voices, numerous organ compositions, motets both sacred and secular, sextet for brass instruments. Dean School of Music, De Paul University, Chicago, 1922-1976, organist, choirmaster University Church of St. Vincent De Paul, 1918-1976. Conductor all Catholic High School chorus of Chicago.

Membership

Member American Guild of Organists, Society American Musicians, National Association School Music. Club: Cliff Dwellers.

Connections

Married Barbara Sieben, May 16, 1936.

father:
John Philip Becker

mother:
Mary Margaret (Schmitt) Becker

spouse:
Barbara Sieben