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John Nathaniel Vincent

educator , composer.

John Nathaniel Vincent, American educator, composer. member board Hollywood Bowl Association Elkan Naumberg fellow, 1934-1935, John Knowles Paine traveling fellow, 1935-1937; Member National Association American Composers and Condrs. (president Los Angeles chapter 1960-1962, 71-75).

Background

Vincent, John Nathaniel was born on May 17, 1902 in Birmingham, Alabama, United States. Son of John Nathaniel and Mollie (Eager) Vincent.

Education

Diploma N.E. Conservatory, 1926. Bachelor of Science, George Peabody College, 1932, Master of Arts, 1933. Graduate study Harvard, 1933-1935, Ecole Normale de Musique, 1935-1937.

Doctor of Philosophy., Cornell, 1942. Composition student of Chadwick, Piston, Copland, Boulanger, Harris.

Career

1 son, Nathaniel Read. Married second, Ruth Kimball, December 21, 1937 (div.). Children—John Nathaniel, Helen Hancock.

Married 3d, Margaret T. Alberstadt, 1967 (div.). Supervisor instrumental music El Paso (Texas) Schools, 1927-1930. Teaching fellow George Peabody, College, 1930-1933.

Head music department Western Kentucky State College, 1937-1945. Associate professor of University California at Los Angeles, 1946-1947, professor music, 1947-1969, department chairman, 1947-1952. Director Huntington Hartford Foundation 1953-1965.

Played flute Peoples Symphony, 1925-1926, Boston Symphony Orchestra, 1926-1927. Guest conductor Atlanta, Bogota, Buenos Aires, Guatemala, Los Angeles, New York, Rio de Janeiro, Santiago, Seattle, Washington. Foreign music correspondent Boston Transcript, 1935-1937.

Member board Hollywood Bowl Association Elkan Naumberg fellow, 1934-1935, John Knowles Paine traveling fellow, 1935-1937. Guggenheim fellowship, 1962-1963. Recipient Specialist grantee State Department, 1964.

Works

  • Author: Music for Sight-Reading, 1948. More Music for Sight-Reading, 1948. The Diatonic Modes in Modern Music 1951, review, 1972.

Religion

People need not just to accept but also to grow in relationship with God. God's grace and love constantly prompts and seeks to transform us, and so we should continually seek and pray to grow in holiness and love.

Politics

The diversity inside the Church should be respected and supported. Open debate within the Church on certain political and social issues should be encouraged.

Views

The family is encompassing a wider range of options than that of the two-generational unit of parents and children.

Membership

Member board Hollywood Bowl Association Elkan Naumberg fellow, 1934-1935, John Knowles Paine traveling fellow, 1935-1937. Member National Association American Composers and Condrs. (president Los Angeles chapter 1960-1962, 71-75).

Connections

Married Amelia Bartlett, 1927 (divorced).; married second, Ruth Kimball, December 21, 1937 (divorced).; married 3d, Margaret T. Alberstadt, 1967 (divorced).

Children: John Nathaniel, Helen Hancock.

father:
John Nathaniel Vincent

mother:
Mollie (Eager) Vincent

spouses:
Amelia Bartlett

Ruth Kimball

Margaret T. Alberstadt

children:
John Nathaniel Vincent

Helen Hancock Vincent