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organist , composer

Powell Weaver, American organist, composer. Member The MacDowell Colony, American Composers Alliance, American Society Composers.

Background

Weaver, Powell was born on June 10, 1890 in Clearfield, Pennsylvania, United States. Son of Paul F. and Jennie (McCullough) Weaver.

Education

Student Institute of Musical Art, New York City. Studied organ 3 years under Gaston Dethier, composition under Percy Goetschius, also privately under Pietro Yon (1 year New York and 1 year Italy). Studied composition under Ottorino Respighi, St. Cecelia Academy, Rome, Italy, organ under Rimigio Renzi (Vatican organist).

Career

1 son, Thomas Watson. Toured as accompanist with Johanna Gadski, Julia Claussen, Paul Althouse, Mario Chamlee and others. Organist and director of Music, First Baptist Church since 1937, and Temple B’Nai Jehudah, Kansas City, Missoury, since 1927.

Has given organ recitals all over America and in Italy. Orchestral compositions have been played by the Boston Philharmonic Orchestra, Minneapolis Symphony, St. Louis Symphony, Kansas City Symphony, Illinois World Pet Association Orchestra. Denver Symphony and Oklahoma Symphony Orchestra.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Authors and Publishers, American Guild of Organists, Society of Native American Composers. Composer: Moon-Marketing, The Squirrel, and many others.

Membership

Member The MacDowell Colony, American Composers Alliance, American Society Composers.

Connections

Married Mary Watson, 1938.

father:
Paul F. Weaver

mother:
Jennie (McCullough) Weaver

spouse:
Mary Watson