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composer

Mary Moore, American composer. Awarded David Bispham memorial medal for “Narcissa,” 1930, and 9 other prizes since 1927. Member numerous orgns. Founder Mary Carr Moore Manuscript.

Background

Moore, Mary was born on August 6, 1873 in Memphis, Tennessee, United States. Daughter of Byron O. and Sarah (Pratt) Carr.

Education

Musical education under Emma Dewhurst, Louisville, Kentucky, John Haraden Pratt, San Francisco, California. Also voice under H. B. Pasmore, Mariner-Campbell. Mus.Doc., Chapman College, 1936.

Career

Killed at Port Moresby, New Guinea, 1944). Concert and church singer until 1928, in charge theory department, Olga Steeb Piano School, Los Angeles, since 1926. Teacher at Chapman College.

Former professor theory, California Christian College.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Composer more than 300 songs, 10 operas, several orchestral scores, concertos, quartets, quintets, sonatas, choral works, instrumental solos. Conducted own orchestral scores, Intermezzo from opera David Rizzio with Ford Bowl Orchestra, August, 1936, and Indian Idyll with Federal Symphony Orchestra, May 1937. During the period 1938-1940, Doctor Moore conducted programs of her works performed by the Bay Cities combined orchestras (90 member) at Oakland and San Francisco.

      Also conducted own works performed by San Francisco Symphony Orchestra at Treasure Island, Golden Gate International Exposition, 1940. Awarded David Bispham memorial medal for “Narcissa,” 1930, and 9 other prizes since 1927. 1st prize for chamber music from National League American Penwomen 3 times in succession.

Membership

Member numerous orgns. Founder Mary Carr Moore Manuscript.

Connections

Married J. C. Moore, Doctor of Medicine February 15, 1898. Children: Byron Carr, Marion (Mistress C. M. Quinn), John Wesley, flight surgical.

father:
Byron O. Carr

mother:
Sarah (Pratt) Carr

spouse:
J. C. Moore

children:
Byron Carr Moore

Marion Moore (Mistress C. M. Quinn)

John Wesley Moore

flight surgical Moore