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music educator.

John Walter Beattie, music educator. member National Council of Music Education since 1925 (music committee, commission on curriculum revision, department of superintendence, 1926-1927).; Member Phi Delta Kappa, Pi Kappa Lambda, Phi Gamma Delta.; Club: University (Evanston).

Background

Beattie, John Walter was born on November 26, 1885 in Norwalk, Ohio, United States. Son of Albert Milo and Dora (Sullivan) Beattie.

Education

Bachelor of Arts, Denison U., Granville, O., 1907, Doctor of Music (honorary), 1934. A.M., Columbia, 1923.

Career

Supervisor of Music, public schools, Xenia, O., 1907-1911. Teacher of music, Central High School, Grand Rapds, 1911-1912. Supervisor of music, public schools, Grand Rapids, 1912-1924.

State supervisor of music, Lansing, Michigan, 1924-1925. Professor Public school music, Northwestern University, since 1925. Dean Northwestern University School Music 1934-1951, emeritus.

Young Men’s Christian Association service, France, 1917-1919. President Music Supervisors’ National Conference, 1921. Member National Council of Music Education since 1925 (music committee, commission on curriculum revision, department of superintendence, 1926-1927).

Works

  • Other Work

    • Co-author: Music in the Junior High School, 1930. Music of Many Lands and Peoples, 1932. Play and Sing Books One and Two, 1935.

      Music Highways and Byways, 1936. Editor: Golden Book of Favorite Songs, 1923. Gray Book of Favorite Songs, 1924.

      American Singer Series (10 books), 1944. Surveyed music education in 7 countries of S.A. in 1941, representing Pan American Union and Committee on Inter-American Affairs. Report in Music Educators Journal, 1942.

Membership

Member National Council of Music Education since 1925 (music committee, commission on curriculum revision, department of superintendence, 1926-1927). Member Phi Delta Kappa, Pi Kappa Lambda, Phi Gamma Delta. Club: University (Evanston).

Connections

Married Maude Hayes Thayer, December 29, 1914 (deceased).

father:
Albert Milo Beattie

mother:
Dora (Sullivan) Beattie

spouse:
Maude Hayes Thayer