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musician

Harold Lancaster Butler, musician. Member Music Teachers National Association (president 1926-1928), American Academy Teachers of Singing, National Association of Presidents of State Music Teachers’ Association, National Association Schools Music and Allied Arts (president 1928-1931).; Mason (32 degree).; Rotarian. Has given over 500 recitals in New York and Middle West.

Background

Butler, Harold Lancaster was born on June 18, 1874 in Silver City, Idaho, United States. Son of Gilbert Lancaster and Frances (Gilpin) Butler.

Education

Bachelor of Arts, Valparaiso (Indiana) U., 1895, Bachelor of Laws, 1896. Graduate Gottschalk Lyric School, Chciago, 1897. Studied with Sauvage (New York), Blasco (Milan), Dubulle (Paris).

Career

Vale. Director music department, Valparaiso U., 1899-1903. Director vocal department, Syracuse University, 1903-1905, 1907-1915. Dean School of Fine Arts, University of Kansas, 1915-1923.

Dean College of Fine Arts, Syracuse University, since 1923. Principal basso, Castle Square Opera Company, 1897-1899, and sang in 16 grand operas.

Membership

Member Music Teachers National Association (president 1926-1928), American Academy Teachers of Singing, National Association of Presidents of State Music Teachers’ Association, National Association Schools Music and Allied Arts (president 1928-1931). Mason (32 degree).; Rotarian. Has given over 500 recitals in New York and Middle West.

Connections

Married Florence Higgins, May 23, 1898.

father:
Gilbert Lancaster Butler

mother:
Frances (Gilpin) Butler

spouse:
Florence Higgins