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musician , teacher , Concert organist

Charles Doersam, Henry, teacher, musician, concert organist. Member faculty and head organ department, Columbia University, since 1920, in charge chapel choir, summer sessions, since 1933; Fellow American Guild Organists.; Member Pi Kappa Lambda.

Background

Henry, Charles Doersam, was born on September 29, 1878 in Scranton, Pennsylvania, United States. Son of Philip and Elizabeth (Schlager) D.

Education

Educated Scranton High School. Studied piano under August Spanuth (New York City) and Karl Beving (Leipzig), organ under Samuel P. Warren (New York City) and Wallace Goodrich (Boston), theory under Cantor Gustav Schreck (Leipzig), counterpoint and composition under Geo. W. Chadwick; received highest honors New England Conservatory of Music, 1909 (made member of faculty).

Career

Member faculty and head organ department, Columbia University, since 1920, in charge chapel choir, summer sessions, since 1933. With theatre orchestra, conducting Gilbert & Sullivan operas, 1901-1903. Conductor Scranton Symphony Orchestra, 3 years.

Accompanist for nationally known artists. Director and organist First and Second Presbyterian Churches, Scranton, First Methodist Episcopal Church, Wilkes-Barre, also chs. in Carbondale, Pennsylvania, Wellesley, Dorchester and Boston, Massachusetts, Rye, New York, Park Avenue Synagogue and Rutgers Presbyterian Church, New York City. Has given many organ recitals throughout United States Warden American Guild Organists, 1932-1939, dean Northeastern Pennsylvania Chapter, secretary New England Chapter.

Membership

Member faculty and head organ department, Columbia University, since 1920, in charge chapel choir, summer sessions, since 1933. Fellow American Guild Organists. Member Pi Kappa Lambda.

Clubs: Sinfonia (Boston).

Connections

Married Mary Davenport, June 20, 1916. Children: Philip Davenport, Charles Henry.

father:
Philip D.

mother:
Elizabeth (Schlager) D.

spouse:
Mary Davenport

children:
Philip Davenport Henry

Charles Henry