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.
Sowerby, Leo was born on May 1, 1895 in Grand Rapids, Michigan, United States. Son of John and Gertrude (Salkeld) Sowerby.
Studied piano with Calvin Lampert and Percy Grainger, composition with Arthur Olaf Andersen.
Director College of Church Musicians, Washington Cathedral, Washington, 1962-1968.
Member A.S.C.A.P.; Clubs: Cosmos (Washington, District of Columbia).