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pianist , lecturer

Henry Purmort Eames, American pianist, lecturer.

Background

Eames, Henry Purmort was born on September 12, 1872 in Chicago, Illinois, United States. Son of Melville C. and Olive Walworth (Purmort) Eames.

Education

Cornell College, Iowa, 1887-1891. Doctor of Music, 1906. Bachelor of Laws, Northwestern University, 1894.

Studied theory of music and piano under William Smith, Babcock Mathews and William Hall Sherwood, and in Europe under the late Madam Clara Wieck Schumann and Ignace J. Paderewski.

Career

Toured America with Remenyi (Hungarian violinist), 1894-1895. In Europe, 1895-1897. Toured America from coast to coast as solo pianist, 1897.

Director piano department and lecturer in theory and aesthetics music department University of Nebraska, 1898-1908. Concert tour in France, Great Britain and Ireland, and taught and lectured in Paris, 1908-1910. Concert tour in America, 1910-1911.

Conducted travel parties through Europe. Established and director Omaha School of Music and Allied Arts, 1911-1912. Vice-president and director piano and orchestral departments Cosmopolitan School of Music, Chicago, 1912-1920.

Director Illinois Wesleyan University department of music and lecturer on aesthetics, at Bloomington, Illinois, 1913-1919. Director of music, Brunswick Records, 1919-1920. Chairman music div. Art Service League.

On piano faculty and lecturer on history and aesthetics, American Conservatory, Chicago, 1923-1928. Professor musical art and aesthetics, Scripps College, Claremont, California, 1928-1941, professor emeritus since September 1941, professor musical art and aesthetics, Claremont Graduate College, 1928-1941. Director musical art Olive Hill Foundation, Los Angeles, since 1946.

Visiting lecturer in musicology, University of California, Los Angeles, 1946-1947. Director music, lecturer on aesthetics, summer school, University of California (adult education department). Lecturer on musicology and piano recitalist in summer sessions, University of California, 1928, 29 and 30, University of New Mexico, 1933, University of Hawaii, 1934, Claremont Graduate Colls., 1935.

Appointed director for 1936 of Kokokahai Summer School of Music, Hawaii. Chairman Southern California Committee on Inter-American Cultural Relations. Mus. consultant Padua Hills Institute President American Society Musicians, 1915-1918, and 1925.

President Southern California Society for Oriental Studies, 1943-1946. Member American Philosophical Society, Southwestern Archaeol. Federation, Native Composers of America, American Association University professors, American Society for Aesthetics, California Folk Lore Society, Beta Theta Pi.

Membership

Member American Philosophical Society, Southwestern Archaeol. Federation, Native Composers of America, American Association University professors, American Society for Aesthetics, California Folk Lore Society, Beta Theta Pi. Mason.; Club: Cliff Dwellers (Chicago).

Premier of Second Orchestral Suite, at Pasadena, March 29, 1941. Published over 30 songs, choruses and pageants. Made 14 annual lecture-recital tours of the United States.

Connections

Married Clara Boone Hansbrough, September 11, 1895. Children: Mistress.

father:
Melville C. Eames

mother:
Olive Walworth (Purmort) Eames

spouse:
Clara Boone Hansbrough

child:
Mrs Eames