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pianist , composer , teacher.

Harold Cecil Morris, American pianist, composer, teacher. awards and commns. member of faculty Institute of Musical Art of Juilliard School of Music, 1922-1939, Columbia University, 1939-1946; Member A.S.C.A.P., National Association American Composers and Condrs. (vice president), Texas Music Teachers Association, International Institute Arts and Letters (life)’, National Opera; Member MacDowell Colony, Peterboro, N.H., 14 summers.

Background

Morris, Harold Cecil was born on March 17, 1890 in San Antonio, Texas, United States. Son of H. and Nellie Morris.

Education

Bachelor of Arts, University of Texas, 1910. Master of Music, Cincinnati Conservatory of Music, 1922. Music Doctor (honorary), 1939, also post-graduate study, same.

Career

1 daughter, Susanne (Mistress Marshall Hurt). Toured extensively as concert pianist in recitals and with orchestras, chamber music orgns. and as soloist. Soloist of own Piano Concerto with Boston Symphony under Koussevitzky, Boston and New York, 1931.

Music lecturer, Rice Institute, 1933. Member of faculty Institute of Musical Art of Juilliard School of Music, 1922-1939, Columbia University, 1939-1946. Recitals, lectures Duke University, 1939-1940.

Guest professor University of Texas, 1949. Compositions have been performed by the major orchestras of the United States Several awards and commissions, since 1933, latest being. Commission, Rockefeller Foundation, Louisville (Kentucky) Orchestra, for an orchestral work, 1954.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Editor: Contemporary American Music, 1933. One of founders of America Music Guild.

Membership

Member of faculty Institute of Musical Art of Juilliard School of Music, 1922-1939, Columbia University, 1939-1946. Member A.S.C.A.P., National Association American Composers and Condrs. (vice president), Texas Music Teachers Association, International Institute Arts and Letters (life)’, National Opera.

Member MacDowell Colony, Peterboro, N.H., 14 summers.

Connections

Married to Cosby Dansby, August 20, 1914.

father:
H. Morris

mother:
Nellie Morris

spouse:
to Cosby Dansby