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musician , director

Charles Henry Mills, musician, director. Member Church of England. Associate Royal College of Music, London, 1898; member International Musical Society, Wisconsin Music Teachers’ Association (president).

Background

Mills, Charles Henry was born on January 29, 1873 in Nottingham, England. Son of Charles and Sarah Ann (Selby) Mills.

Education

Guildhall School of Music, London. Bachelor of Music, University of Edinburgh, Scotland, 1904 (medalist). Doctor of Music, McGill University, Montreal, Canada, 1911.

Studied pvtly. under Doctor Ebenezer Prout, Professor F. Niecks and other masters.

Career

1 son, Charles Selby. Concert tour in America as pianist 1892-1893. Organist various chs. in England, Wales and Scotland, 1894-1907.

Conductor Aberdeen Operatic Society, 1898-1900. City organist, Aberdeen, 1900. Borough organist, Salford, Manchester, England, 1906-1907.

Professor of history, and theory of music, Syracuse (New York) U., 1907-1908. Professor music and director School of Music, University of Illinois, September 1908-1914, of University of Wisconsin School of Music, since 1914.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Composer: Magnificat in F for chorus and soli, 1910. Mus. setting of Dryden’s Ode to St. Cecilia, for double chorus, soli and full orchestra. Festival overture for full orchestra.

      Various songs

    • Wreck of the Hesperus. Ballad for chorus and orchestra. Author: Syllabus of Music History (with E. Benham).

Membership

Member Church of England. Associate Royal College of Music, London, 1898. Member International Musical Society, Wisconsin Music Teachers’ Association (president).

Connections

Married Caroline Louise Bell Miller, of Edinburgh, August 17, 1908.

father:
Charles Mills

mother:
Sarah Ann (Selby) Mills

spouse:
Caroline Louise Bell Miller