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Chalmers Dancy Clifton, American conductor. member music jury Institute International Education, Martha Baird Rockefeller Aid to Music. Trustee Cincinnati Conservatory Music.; Fellow American Academy Arts and Sciences; member MacDowell Association (counselor), International Society for Contemporary Music, Phi Beta Kappa.

Background

Clifton, Chalmers Dancy was born on April 30, 1889 in Jackson, Mississippi, United States. Son of Oliver St. John and Marion (Yerger) Clifton.

Education

Graduate with distinction Cincinnati Conservatory Music, 1907, Franklin School, 1908. Bachelor of Arts summa cum laude with highest honors in music, Harvard College, 1912, Doctor of Music (honorary), Cincinnati Conservatory Music, 1940, honorary fellow Trinity College, London, 1938.

Career

Conductor Pierian orchestra Museum Art Society, Boston, 1908-1912, Cecilia Society, Boston, 1915-1917. Opera conductor, 1921-1922. Conductor American Orchestral Society, 1922-1930.

Lecturer, department music Columbia, 1932-1936. Organized Federal Music Project, New York City, 1935, director 1935-1939. Director Music Work Shop (instruction invalided and convalescent soldiers Halloran Hospital), 1942-1945.

Visiting committee Romance langs. Harvard; secretary-general, trustee French Institute American. Member music jury Institute International Education, Martha Baird Rockefeller Aid to Music.

Trustee Cincinnati Conservatory Music.

Membership

Member music jury Institute International Education, Martha Baird Rockefeller Aid to Music. Trustee Cincinnati Conservatory Music. Fellow American Academy Arts and Sciences.

Member MacDowell Association (counselor), International Society for Contemporary Music, Phi Beta Kappa. Clubs: Harvard, Century Association (New York City).

Connections

Married Wanda Constance Baur, July 28, 1919.

father:
Oliver St. John Clifton

mother:
Marion (Yerger) Clifton

spouse:
Wanda Constance Baur