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Marshall Spring Bidwell, American organist. Member American Guild of Organists.; Mason.


Bidwell, Marshall Spring was born on December 24, 1893 in Great Barrington, Massachusetts, United States. Son of Orlando Curtiss and Helen (Higley) Bidwell.


Student New England Conservatory Music, 1913-1917. Studied organ, Fontainebleau, France, with Widor and Libert, 1921. Doctor of Music, Coe College, Cedar Rapids.

Iowa, 1934, U. Pittsburgh, 1935.


1 daughter, Mary Ellen. Organist, 1st Congressional Church, Stockbridge, Massachusetts, 1909, St. James Episcopal Church, Great Barrington, Massachusetts, 1911-1913, Center Methodist Church, Malden, Massachusetts, 1916-1919, Coe College, Cedar Rapids, 1919-1932. Organist, director music Carnegie Institute, Pittsburgh, since 1932.

Organist and choir director 3d Presbyterian Church Pittsburgh, since 1933, Fox Chapel Presbyterian Church, Pittsburgh, since 1959. Guest professor of organ, University of Michigan, summer session, 1938. Recitalist in principal music centers of the United States Donated music and book collection to Carnegie Music Library, Carnegie Institute.

Recipient 1st prize for organ playing, Fontainebleau, 1921.


Member American Guild of Organists. Mason.; Clubs: Rotary, Lake and Stream Fishing, Musicians.


Married Mary Johnston Lewis, January 10, 1943.

Orlando Curtiss Bidwell

Helen (Higley) Bidwell

Mary Johnston Lewis