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Cecil Michener Smith

educator , music critic

Cecil Michener Smith, educator, music critic. Member New York Music Critics Circle, Phi Beta Kappa, Delta Sigma Phi.

Background

Smith, Cecil Michener was born on July 12, 1906 in Chicago, Illinois, United States. Son of Gerald Birney and Inez (Michener) Smith.

Education

Bachelor of Philosophy Chicago, 1927. Master of Arts, Harvard, 1928.

Career

Instructor music University of Chicago, 1929-1931, assistant professor, 1931-1944, executive secretary, 1938-1944, associate professor and chairman music department, 1944-1947. Music critic Chicago Tribune, 1936-1943, drama critic, 1938-1943. Music editor New Republic. since 1947.

Associate editor Theatre Arts, 1947-1948. Editor Musical American, since 1948.

Works

  • Editor Ravinia Festival program books, 1937-1942. Vice president Dalcroze School Music, since 1950. Author: Musical Comedy in America, 1950.

    Music in America, 1952. Contributor to The Best Plays of 1938-1939, 39-40, 40-41, 41-42, 42-43. Also articles to periodicals.

Membership

Member New York Music Critics Circle, Phi Beta Kappa, Delta Sigma Phi.

Connections

Married Louise Shuttles, 1929 (divorced).

father:
Gerald Birney Smith

mother:
Inez (Michener) Smith

spouse:
Louise Shuttles