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musician , educator.

Hugh Porter, musician, educator. Fellow Juilliard Foundation, 1923-1924.; Fellow American Guild Organists (chairman examination committee 1942-1945). Musical editor: (with Ethel K. Porter) The Pilgrim Hymnal, 1958.

Background

Porter, Hugh was born on September 18, 1897 in Heron Lake, Minnesota, United States. Son of John Francis and Mary Effie (Boring) Porter.

Education

Bachelor of Music, American Conservatory Music, Chicago, 1920. Bachelor of Arts, Northwestern University, 1924. M.Sacred Music, Union Theological Seminary, 1930, D.Sacred Music, 1944.

Private student organ with Wilhelm Middelschulte, Eric Delamarter, Palmer Christian, Lynnwood Farnam, Nadia Boulanger. Student theory with Peter C. Lutkin, Rosario Scalero, T. Tertiius Noble. Student choral directing with Albert Stoessel, Clarence Dickinson.

Career

1 son, David. Organist chs. in Chicago, 1916-1923, College Liberal Arts, Northwestern University, 1920-1923, Chautauqua Institution, 1924-1931, Calvary Episcopal Church, New York City, 1925-1928, church of Heavenly Rest, New York City, 1929-1930, Oratorio Society, New York City, 1924-1945. Faculty organ American Conservatory Music, 1919-1922, David Mannes Museum School, New York City, 1925-1928, Juilliard School, summers 1932-1945. Faculty theory and organ New York University, 1925-1928.

Assistant conductor Oratorio Society, New York City, 1925-1928. Soloist Library of Congress, 1931. Recitals Town Hall, New York City, 1930, Kimball Hall, Chicago, 1928, American Guild Organists, Boston, 1937, National Association Organists, 1933.

Transcontinental tour. 1944; organist-choirmaster 2d Presbyterian Church, New York City, 1931-1936, Collegiate Church of St. Nicholas, New York City, 1936-1947. Faculty Union Theological Seminary, 1930-1945, organist-choirmaster, since 1945, director of the School of Sacred Music, 1945-1960, Helen and Clarence Dickinson professor sacred music, since 1947.

Membership

Fellow Juilliard Foundation, 1923-1924. Fellow American Guild Organists (chairman examination committee 1942-1945). Musical editor: (with Ethel K. Porter) The Pilgrim Hymnal, 1958.

Connections

Married Ethel Flentye, August 20, 1932.

father:
John Francis Porter

mother:
Mary Effie (Boring) Porter

spouse:
Ethel Flentye