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organist , director

John Jasper Mcclellan, American organist, director.


Mcclellan, John Jasper was born on April 20, 1874 in Payson, Utah, United States. Son of John Jasper and Eliza Barbara (Walser) M.


Studied music at University of Michigan and under Ernst Jedliczka, Alberto Jonas and Xaver Scharwenka, of Berlin, Germany.


Assistant to Professor A. A. Stanley, organist at the World’s Fair, Chicago, 1893. Teacher, Michigan School of Music, Ann Arbor, 1894-1897. Professor music, Brigham Young U., Provo, Utah, 1900-1901.

Organist Mormon Tabernacle, Salt Lake City, since 1900. Conductor Salt Lake Opera Company, 1902-1910. Director Salt Lake Symphony Orchestra, 1906-1912.

Founder, 1911, and dean and head of piano department, Utah Conservatory of Music. Has appeared as concert organist in many leading cities of the United States. Gave organ recitals at St. Louis Exposition, 1904, Jamestown Exposition, 1907, San Francisco and San Diego expns., 1915.

Home: Salt Lake City, Utah.


Married Mary Douglas, July 15, 1896.

John Jasper M.

Eliza Barbara (Walser) M.

Mary Douglas