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Clarence Grant Hamilton, musician.


Hamilton, Clarence Grant was born on June 9, 1865 in Providence, Rhode Island, United States. Son of John Alexander and Mary Elizabeth (Prentice) Hamilton.


Bachelor of Arts, Brown U., 1888, A.M., 1900. Studied music with Edward Hoffman, H. C. Macdougall, Arthur Foote, G. W. Chadwick, Edward Dannreuther, Tobias Matthay.


1 son, Wallace Field. Teacher, Providence, 1888-1889. Teacher of music, Providence, 1889-1904, acting as organist at various chs.

Associate professor music, 1904-1917, professor, 1918-1933, Wellesley College Lecturer Boston University, 1917-1919, 1923-1925, 1930, Columbia University, summer 1926.


  • Other Work

    • Author: Outlines of Music History, 1908, 13, 24. Piano Teaching, 1910. Sound, and Its Relation to Music, 1911.

      Music Appreciation, 1920. Piano Music, 1925

    • Epochs in Musical Progress, 1925. Touch and Expression in Piano Playing, 1927.

      What Every Piano Pupil Should Know, 1928. Ornaments in Classical and Modern Music, 1929. Composer songs, piano pieces and anthems.

      Editor Music Students’ Piano Course, since 1918. Departmental editor Étude, since 1922.


Married Ada Alice Anthony, November 30, 1893.

John Alexander Hamilton

Mary Elizabeth (Prentice) Hamilton

Ada Alice Anthony