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Edward Bailey Birge, musician. Member Music Supervisors’ National Conference (ex-president), Music Teachers’ National Association, Indiana Music Teachers’ Association (president 1923), American Guild Organists, National Education Association, Delta Upsilon.; Mason. Organized Peoples Chorus. Indianapolis, 1912, and director same until 1921.

Background

Birge, Edward Bailey was born on June 12, 1868 in Northampton, Massachusetts, United States. Son of Edward and Cornelia M. (Day) Birge.

Education

Bachelor of Arts, Brown U., 1891. Bachelor of Music, Yale, 1904.

Career

Supervisor music, state normal schools, New Haven and New Britain, Connecticut, 1896-1901. Served as director Public school music, Indianapolis, Indiana, 1901-1921. Superintendent American Institute Normal Methods, Evanston, Illinois, 1911-1921.

Professor of music, Indiana U., 1921-1938, now emeritus professor music. Organist and choir director Chairman National Research Council of Music Education, 1929.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Editor: Silver Song Series Northern 7, 1895. Part Songs and Choruses for High Schools, 1908. Supplementary Songs, 1912.

      Assistant editor Progressive Music Series. Editor school music department Musician, 1924. Composer of Concert Overture, choruses, etc.

      Author: History of Public School Music in the United States, 1927. Associate editor Music Hour Series. Associate editor New Music Horizon Series.

      Chairman editorial board Music Educators’ Journal. Chairman emeritus editorial board Music Educators Journal.

Membership

Member Music Supervisors’ National Conference (ex-president), Music Teachers’ National Association, Indiana Music Teachers’ Association (president 1923), American Guild Organists, National Education Association, Delta Upsilon. Mason. Organized Peoples Chorus. Indianapolis, 1912, and director same until 1921.

Clubs: Graduate (New Haven, Connecticut).

Connections

Married Mary Thompson, June 20, 1901.

father:
Edward Birge

mother:
Cornelia M. (Day) Birge

spouse:
Mary Thompson