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musician , educator

John Patten Marshall, musician, educator.


Marshall, John Patten was born on January 9, 1877 in Rockport, Massachusetts, United States. Son of John White and Mary Louise (Knowlton) Marshall.


Public school education. Studied music in Boston with Edward Alexander MacDowell, Benjamin Johnson Lang, George Whitfield Chadwick and Homer Albert Norris, 1895-1900. Honorary Museum Doctor, Holy Cross College in 1927.

Honorary fellow Trinity College of Music, London, 1933.


1 son, John Geiger; married second, Miriam Brooke Smith, July 25, 1930. Organist St. John’s Church, Boston, 1896-1903. Boston Symphony Orchestra, 1909-1918, First Church, 1909-1926.

Professor music Boston University, since 1902. Director music, Middlesex School, Concord, Massachusetts, 1902-1912. Lecturer on music, Harvard Summer School, 1908-1911, University Extension, since 1911.

Captain United States of America, 1919. Development specialist in music, General Staff, United States of America, 1920-1922. Lecturer on music Holy Cross College, 1925-1929.

Dean College of Music, Boston University, since 1928. Dean N.E. Chapter American Guild Organists, 1925-1929. Master of music, American section, Anglo-American Music Conference, Lausanne, Switzerland, 1931.


  • Other Work

    • Author: Syllabus of History of Music, 1906. Syllabus of Music Appreciation, 1911. Musical Instruction for Army Bandsmen (United States War Department).


Married Emily Geiger, November 24, 1903.; married second, Miriam Brooke Smith, July 25, 1930.

John White Marshall

Mary Louise (Knowlton) Marshall

Emily Geiger

Miriam Brooke Smith