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organist

John Hyatt Brewer, American organist.

Background

Brewer, John Hyatt was born on January 18, 1856 in Brooklyn. Son of William and Annie E. Brewer.

Education

Vocal pupil of Walter, Cutler and Wilder. Learned pianoforte and harmony of Rafael Navarro, organ of Diller, Whiteley, Caulfield. Organ harmony, composition, 10 years under Dudley Buck.

Honorary Doctor of Music, New York University, 1916.

Career

Organist City Park Chapel, 1871-1873, Church of the Messiah, 1873-1877. Clinton Avenue Congressional Church, 1877-1881, Lafayette Avenue.

Connections

Married Emma A. Thayer, June 27, 1888. Married second, Cornelia K. Kouwenhoven, July 9, 1921.

father:
William Brewer

mother:
Annie E. Brewer

spouses:
Emma A. Thayer

Cornelia K. Kouwenhoven