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Palmer Christian, American organist. Member American Guild Organists, Phi Mu Alpha.; Served as American representative at International Organ-Orchestra Concert, Wanamaker Auditorium, New York, 1925.; Club: Cliff Dwellers (Chicago).

Background

Christian, Palmer was born on May 3, 1885 in Kankakee, Illinois, United States. Son of David Warren and Cora (Palmer) Christian.

Education

Education high school, Kankakee. Studied music, Cosmopolitan School of Music, Chicago. Studied organ with Clarence Dickinson, and theory with Olaf Andersen at American Conservatory, Chicago.

Studied organ at Royal Conservatory of Music, Leipzig, with Karl Straube, and theory with Gustav Shreck. Private study with Alexandre Guilmant, Paris. Honorary Doctor of Music, American Conservatory of Music, 1939.

Career

Formerly concert organist with headquarters in Chicago. Made 6 transcontinental tours, also played in larger cities of Europe, and with leading orchestras of the United States. Municipal organist, Denver, 2 years.

Professor of organ and university organist, University of Michigan, since January 1924.

Membership

Member American Guild Organists, Phi Mu Alpha. Served as American representative at International Organ-Orchestra Concert, Wanamaker Auditorium, New York, 1925. Club: Cliff Dwellers (Chicago).

Connections

Married Mary Lois Wilkinson, November 21, 1911.

father:
David Warren Christian

mother:
Cora (Palmer) Christian

spouse:
Mary Lois Wilkinson