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musician

Kate S. Chittenden, musician. member of staff Metropolitan College; member Sorosis Club.

Background

Chittenden, Kate S. was born on April 17, 1856 in of American parents, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada. Daughter of Curtis Strong and Caroline Young (Peterson) Chittenden.

Education

Educated Helmuth College, London, Ontario, Canada, 1870-1873. Unmarried.

Career

Teacher of piano and organist, Helmuth College, 1874-1876. Taught pvtly. in New York since 1876. Organist and choir director Calvary Baptist Church, New York, 1879-1906.

Lecturer New York Board of Education, 1892-1919. In charge of music, Catherine Aiken School. Stamford, Connecticut, 1890-1924.

Member of staff Metropolitan College of Music, 1892-1900. Dean of faculty of America Institute of Applied Music (successor to the Metropolitan College of Music), 1900-1933. Head of piano department Vassar College, Poughkeepsie, New York, 1899-1930.

Lecturer on musical subjects. Co-founder American Guild of Organists. Founder and honorary director Hartley House Settlement Music School ending 74 years of piano teaching.

Honorary member Sorosis Club.

Membership

Member of staff Metropolitan College. Member Sorosis Club.

Connections

father:
Curtis Strong Chittenden

mother:
Caroline Young (Peterson) Chittenden