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musician

Harrison Keller, musician. Decorated Legion of Honor (France). Served as Lieutenant 301st Field Artillery, United States Army, World War I.; Fellow American Academy Arts and Science; member National Association Schools Music (president 1952-1955), American Musicol. Society, Boston Opera Association (Vice-President), Sinfonia, Pi Kappa Lambda.; Club: Tavern.

Background

Keller, Harrison was born on October 8, 1888 in Delphos, Kansas, United States. Son of Milton and Amanda (Thompson) Keller.

Education

Bachelor Music, Bethany College, Lindsborg, Kansas, 1907, Doctor Music (honorary), 1954. Student Stern’s Conservatory, Berlin, Germany, 1907-1911. Studied with Anton Witek, Prague, 1912, Leopold Auer, St. Petersburg, Russia, 1913-1914.

Career

Concerts, United States, 1914-1917. Head string department New England Conservatory Music, 1922-1946, director, 1947-1952, president, 1952-1958, vice chairman of the executive committee and trustee, from 1958. Founder Boston String Quartet, 1925, leader, 1925-1946.

Trustee Paderewski Fund, Frank Huntington Beebe Fund.

Membership

Served as Lieutenant 301st Field Artillery, United States Army, World War I. Fellow American Academy Arts and Science. Member National Association Schools Music (president 1952-1955), American Musicol.

Society, Boston Opera Association (Vice-President), Sinfonia, Pi Kappa Lambda. Club: Tavern.

Connections

Married Kathleen Geoghegan, June 24, 1924. Children: Joan (Mistress.

father:
Milton Keller

mother:
Amanda (Thompson) Keller

spouse:
Kathleen Geoghegan

child:
Joan (Mrs Keller