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Music educator

James Husst Hall, music educator. Served with United States Naval Reserve Force, 1919.; Member Pi Kappa Lambda.


Hall, James Husst was born on February 3, 1890 in Cohoes, New York, United States. Son of James Marvin and Mary (Husst) Hall.


Bachelor of Arts, Oberlin College, 1914, Bachelor of Music, 1915, A.M., 1922. Student Schola Cantorum, Paris, 1926-1927. In Edinburgh and Paris, 1937-1938.


1 son, James Truman (died 1943). Successively instructor, assistant professor pianoforte and history of music College of Wooster (Ohio), 1915-1921. Assistant professor of history and criticism of music Oberlin College, 1922-1927, professor, 1927-1955, emeritus, from 1955, visiting lecturer Richmond U. Area Center (John Hay Whitney Foundation), 1956.

Organist-director Calvary Presbyterian Church, Cleveland, 1921-1927. Plymouth Church, Shaker Hts., 1930-1935, and other churches. Director 1st Church (Congress), Oberlin, 1939-1940, organist, 1943-1947, from 56.


  • Other Work

    • Author: The Art Song, 1953. Contributor criticism and reviews various journals. Composer: (anthems) Lord of Love, Light of Lights, Sleeping the Christ Child Lay, I Know not Where, Come Unto Me, The Troubadors, In Flanders Field, The Child.


Served with United States Naval Reserve Force, 1919. Member Pi Kappa Lambda.


Married Florence Belle Jenney, June 28, 1919.

James Marvin Hall

Mary (Husst) Hall

Florence Belle Jenney