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musician

George Alexander Russell, musician. Decorated Order of Crown of Belgium, 1932. Member Singing Teachers Association, American Guild of Organists, American Society Composers.

Background

Russell, George Alexander was born on October 2, 1880 in Franklin, Tennessee, United States. Son of George Alexander and Felicia Aiken (Putnam) Russell.

Education

Mus.Bach., Syracuse University, 1901, Mus.Dr., 1921. Studied in Berlin with Leopold Godowsky and Edgar S. Kelley, in Paris with Charles Marie Widor and Harold Bauer. Pd.D., Cincinnati U., 1929.

Career

Associate professor piano and organ, Syracuse University, 1902-1906. Concert pianist, Paris, 1908. General music director Wanamaker Stores, New York and Philadelphia, 1910-1952.

Director music, Princeton University, 1917-1935. Brought to America Marcel Dupre, organist at Notre Dame, Paris, Courboin, Hollins, Germani, Bossi, Cunningham.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Composer songs, also for piano and organization.

Membership

Member Singing Teachers Association, American Guild of Organists, American Society Composers. Clubs: Bohemian, University, Dutch Treat.

Connections

Married Eloise Holden, October 16, 1915.

father:
George Alexander Russell

mother:
Felicia Aiken (Putnam) Russell

spouse:
Eloise Holden