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composer , organist

Leo Sowerby, American composer, organist. Recipient Pulitzer prize for musical composition, 1946; fellow Royal School Church Music, Croydon, England, 1963; fellow Trinity College, London, 1957. Member A.S.C.A.P.

Background

Sowerby, Leo was born on May 1, 1895 in Grand Rapids, Michigan, United States. Son of John and Gertrude (Salkeld) Sowerby.

Education

Studied piano with Calvin Lampert and Percy Grainger, composition with Arthur Olaf Andersen.

Career

Director College of Church Musicians, Washington Cathedral, Washington, 1962-1968.

Membership

Member A.S.C.A.P.; Clubs: Cosmos (Washington, District of Columbia).

Connections

father:
John Sowerby

mother:
Gertrude (Salkeld) Sowerby