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educator , musician

George Barlow Penny, musician, educator.

Background

Penny, George Barlow was born on June 30, 1861 in Haverstraw-on-Hudson, New York, United States. Son of Review Joshua and Sarah J. (Barlow) Penny.

Education

Bachelor of Science, Cornell, 1885. Musical education Syracuse University and pupil of G. D. Wilson, Max Pinner, New York, Dudley Buck, Doctor Percy Goetschius, Clarence Eddy, I. V. Flagler and abroad.

Career

Taught at Girton College, Dalhousie College, Halifax, Nova Scoti, 2 years, Metropolitan College of Music, New York, 1 year. State Normal School, Emporia, Kansas, 2 years. Organizer, dean School Fine Arts, professor mus. composition, organ and voice, lecturer upon history of fine arts, 1890-1903, University of Kansas, organizer and dean of School of Fine Arts, Washburn College, Kansas, 1903-1907.

University organist, Cornell, 3 years, University of Kansas, 13 years. Official organist City Auditorium, Topeka, Kansas, 1903-1907. Organist and choirmaster, Grace Episcopal Church, Kansas City, 1905-1909.

Director Fine Arts Institute, Kansas City, 1906-1909. Director several choral societies, especially Topeka Oratorio Society and Rochester Oratorio Society Director Rochester Conservatory of Music. Lecturer on music, University of Rochester.

Choirmaster, 1st Presbyterian Church Composer of music for Episcopal church services. Lecturer upon architecture, sculpture, painting and music for 30 years Made 4 Oriental trips, 3 as lecturer. Also 8 European trips for archæol. and art purposes.

Became professor theory, history and literature of music, Eastman School of Music, University of Rochester. Dean American Guild of Organists (Rochester Chapter).

Works

  • Other Work

    • Composer of music for Episcopal church services. Lecturer upon architecture, sculpture, painting and music for 30 years Made 4 Oriental trips, 3 as lecturer. Also 8 European trips for archæol. and art purposes.

      Became professor theory, history and literature of music, Eastman School of Music, University of Rochester. Dean American Guild of Organists (Rochester Chapter).

Connections

Married Jessie Smith, August 25, 1887. Married second, Beulah Ray White, January 6, 1891. Children: Carl Park, Vernon Kellogg (deceased).

father:
Review Joshua Penny

mother:
Sarah J. (Barlow) Penny

spouses:
Beulah Ray White

Jessie Smith

children:
Carl Park Penny

Vernon Kellogg Penny (deceased)