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pianist , teacher

Edwin Hughes, American pianist, teacher. Recipient citation National Association Composers and Condrs., 1943, citations for patriotic service War and Navy departments, 1946, Henry Hadley medal for distinguished services to American Music, 1956; citation, National Music Council, 1960; citation National Federation of Music Clubs, 1961.

Background

Hughes, Edwin was born on August 15, 1884 in Washington, District of Columbia, United States. Son of George and Emma (Southorn) Hughes.

Education

Studied music with S. M. Fabian (Washington), Rafael Joseffy (New York City), Theodore Leschetizky (Vienna). Doctor of Music (honorary), Washington College Music, 1938, New York College Music, 1956.

Career

First public appearance, Baltimore, 1903. Became assistant to Theodore Leschetizky, Vienna, 1909. European debut, Vienna, 1912, New York City debut, 1917.

Appeared in recitals and as soloist with principal orchestras in the United States and abroad. Made two-piano tour with Mistress Hughes throughout United States, and played two-piano program at White House. Head piano department Volpe Institute of Music, 1916-1917.

Member of faculty Institute of Museum Art, 1918-1923. Conductor master classes in piano Winthrop College, Rock Hill, South Carolina., summers 1933-1951, University of Southern California, summers 1952-1953. Conductor master classes and lecturer at educational instns. including University of Minnesota, University of Virginia, New York University.

Editor-in-chief piano music G. Schirmer, Inc., 1920-1925. Expert music consultant to secretary of war, 1941. Member mus. advising committee Department of State, also member commission on music Joint Committee for Army and Navy Welfare, 1941-1942.

Member of advisory committee Inter-American U. Air. Past member committee of music counsellors Smith College. Member American National Theatre and Academy music panel on Department of State grants for foreign performances by American artists.

Adviser Department State Office Cultural Relations. Executive secretary National Music Council (president 1940-1944). Vice president of the Musicians Foundation.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Composer of songs

    • editor, arranger piano music Associate editor: University Course of Music Study. Contributor on music Encyclopedia American and mus. publs.

Membership

Member of faculty Institute of Museum Art, 1918-1923. Member mus. advising committee Department of State, also. Member of advisory committee Inter-American U. Air.

Member American National Theatre and Academy music panel on Department of State grants for foreign performances by American artists. Member Music Teachers National Association (past president), Leschetizky Association (Vice-President), National Federation Music. Club: The Bohemians (president since 1942) (New York City).

Connections

Married Jewel Bethany, 1923.

father:
George Hughes

mother:
Emma (Southorn) Hughes

spouse:
Jewel Bethany