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Music educator

Russell Van Dyke Morgan, music educator.

Background

Morgan, Russell Van Dyke was born on March 1, 1893 in Burlington, Iowa, United States. Son of Lee H. and Sade (Van Dyke) Morgan.

Education

Museum G., Northwestern University, 1915, Museum B. 1921, Museum D. (honorary), 1936.

Career

1 daughter, Harriet; married second Hazel Beckwith, October 17, 1945. Supervisor of music, Highland Park, Illinois, 1915-1916. Director of music State Teachers College, La Crosse, Wisconsin, 1916-1920.

Assistant supervisor of music Cleveland Public Schools, 1920-1923. Chairman of music department Cleveland School of Education, 1922-1929. Director of music Cleveland Public Schools since 1923.

Associate professor of music Western Reserve University, 1929-1936, professor of music, 1936-1950. Organist and director Old Stone Church (First Presbyterian), Cleveland, 1923-1950. Director American Institute of Normal Methods, Auburndale, Massachusetts, since 1938 (summers).

Visiting professor in summer sessions, Columbia University Northwestern University, Stanford University, University of Minnesota, University of Wisconsin, University of Colorado, University of Hawaii. Member of advisory council on music, United States Department of State, Trustee Musical Arts Association, operating The Cleveland Orchestra, Cleveland Music School Settlement, Cleveland Philharmonic Orchestra, Cleveland Women’s Symphony. Past chairman Music. Education Research Council.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Co-author: Music in the Junior High School (with John W. Beattie, Osbourne McConathy, 1930, review edit., 1938. Fundamentals of Band Arranging (with William Skeath, Harry F. Clark), 1938, Thirty-fifth Yearbook Part II, Music Education, 1936.

Membership

Member of advisory council on music, United States Department of State, Trustee Musical Arts Association, operating The Cleveland Orchestra, Cleveland Music School Settlement, Cleveland Philharmonic Orchestra, Cleveland Women’s Symphony. Member Music Educators National Conference (past president), Music Teachers National Association (past president. Member Executive Committee), Ohio Music Teachers Association (past president), American Guild of Organists (former dean, Northern Ohio chapter), Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia.

Mason.; Clubs: The Cleveland Singers (trustee), Cleveland Musicians (past president), City (past. Member editorial board Music Educators Journal. Member of advisory board Educational Music Magazine.

Co-editor: New Music Horizons, 1944-1949.

Connections

Married Grace A. Wells, 1918 (died, 1942).; married second Hazel Beckwith, October 17, 1945.

father:
Lee H. Morgan

mother:
Sade (Van Dyke) Morgan

spouses:
Grace A. Wells

2d Hazel Beckwith