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Lee Rich Lewis, American college professor, composer. Club: University (Boston).


Lewis, Lee Rich was born on February 11, 1865 in S. Woodstock, Vermont, United States. Son of John Jay and Abbie Goodwin (Davis) Lewis.


Bachelor of Arts, Tufts College, 1887, Doctor of Letters, 1922. Bachelor of Arts, Harvard, 1888, A.M., 1889. Diploma Conservatory of Music, Munich.


Carrie Bullard and Caryl B. Rich), December 21, 1892. 1 son, Philip Bullard. Instructor French, Tufts College, 1892-1895, professor theory and history of music, 1895-1920, professor music, asso, professor modern langs., 1920-1924, Fletcher professor music since 1924.

Chairman music committee Medford (Massachusetts) 275th anniversary, 1905. Chairman board of examiners in music, College Entrance Examination Board, 1909-1920. Visiting instructor Harvard Summer School, 1915-1922.

Vice-president Music Teachers’ National Association, 1910-1912. Chairman state music committee, Massachusetts Tercentenary, 1930. Fellow American Academy of Arts and Sciences.

Member National Education Association, International Music Society (secretary N. American Branch, 1912-1919), Phi Beta Kappa, Kappa Gamma Psi, Zeta Psi.


  • Other Work

    • Author: R. E. Porter (operetta), 1886. Hunt the Thimble, 1887. The Redeemer, 1887

    • The Consolation of Music (cantata), 1895.

      Sonata for Violin and Piano, 1895. Sunday School Harmonies, Number 4, 1898. Incidental Music to Milton’s Comus, 1901.

      Melodia (with S.W. Cole), 1905. Harmonia (with S. W. Cole), 1905. School Songs with College Flavor, 1905.

      Incidental Music to Dekker’s Fortunatus, 1906. Symphonic Prelude to Browning’s A Blot on the ’Scutcheon, 1907. Smaller compositions, 1914-1918.

      Intercollegiate Inklings for symphonic orchestra, 1927. The Ambitious Listener, 1928. Masterpieces of Music, 1928.

      The Gist of Sight-Singing, 1929. Experiencing Music, 1929. Trumpet Concertino, 1937.

      Do and Don’t in Harmony, 1939. 2d String Quartet, 1940. Also, on French language, Vocabulary and Grammar-Syllabus (5th edit.

      1919), the first English annotation of Racine’s Mithridate (1920), and Test-Compendium (1922). English Acting Version of Racine’s Mithridates (with H. D. Spoerl), 1925. Editor: Zeta Psi Song Books, 1892-1904.

      National School Library of Song (2 vols.), 1894. Church Harmonies, New and Old, 1895. Tufts Song Book, 1906.

      Tufts Songs and Supplement, 1915. Assembly Praise-Book (with L. R. Maxwell), 1910. Book of Tufts Music, 1922.

      Orchestra-Band Series of Tufts Music since 1920. Originator of card-system of thematic cataloging applicable to all music, already embodied in a catalog of over 200,000 titles. And of patented devices, including the Strapflex Binder and Strapflex pamphlet binding processes.

      Editor-in-chief Tufts College Graduate, 1911-1917.


Club: University (Boston).


Married Carrie Nichols Bullard (composer.

John Jay Lewis

Abbie Goodwin (Davis) Lewis

Carrie Nichols Bullard