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Richard Cassius Church

musician , educator

Richard Cassius Church, musician, educator. Recipient citation for excellence in teaching Midwest Program for Airborne Television Institution. Member Music Educators National Conference, Wisconsin Education Association, National Collegiate Players, Phi Mu Alpha (Sinfonia), Alpha Kappa Lambda. Developer 1st systems approach to teaching violin with firm cartridges and manual.

Background

Church, Richard Cassius was born on May 14, 1907 in Belvidere, Illinois, United States. Son of Cassius M. and Minnie E. (Adams) Church.

Education

Bachelor of Arts, University Wisconsin, 1927, Museum B., 1936, Master of Arts in Music, 1940.

Career

Teacher, orchestra conductor Janesville (Wisconsin) High School, 1927-1928. Director instrumental music Central High School, Madison, Wisconsin, 1928-1930, West High School, Madison, 1930-1944. Faculty department music University of Wisconsin, Madison, 1944-1976, professor, 1957-1976.

Conductor University of Wisconsin Symphony Orchestra, 1944-1946, mus. director Wisconsin Players Museum Prodns., 1935-1965. Guest conductor various symphony orchs. Music adjudicator; lecturer.

Former bassoonist, violist Madison Symphony Orchestra.

Membership

Member Music Educators National Conference, Wisconsin Education Association, National Collegiate Players, Phi Mu Alpha (Sinfonia), Alpha Kappa Lambda. Developer 1st systems approach to teaching violin with firm cartridges and manual.

Connections

Married Agatha G. McCaffery, June 21, 1928. Children: Kathleen Kirwan (Mistress.

father:
Cassius M. Church

mother:
Minnie E. (Adams) Church

spouse:
Agatha G. McCaffery

child:
Kathleen Kirwan (Mrs Church