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Theodore Ward Chanler

composer , educator.

Theodore Ward Chanler, American composer, educator. Recipient League of Composers award, 1940, Guggenheim fellowship, 1940. Member League of Composers (Executive Board).

Background

Chanler, Theodore Ward was born on April 29, 1902 in Newport, Rhode Island, United States. Son of Winthrop Astor and Margaret (Terry) Chanler.

Education

Student Middlesex School 1916-1918, Browning School, New York City, 1919-1921, Brasenose College, Oxford, England, 1923-1924. Mus. educated Institute Musical Art, 1919-1921. Private study with Ernest Bloch, Cleveland, 1921-1922, with Nadia Boulanger, Paris, France, 1924-1926.

Career

Teacher theory, composition Peabody Conservatory, 1945-1947. Teacher Langy School, since 1947. Principal compositions include: Eight Epitaphs, 1936.

The Second Joyful Mystery, for 2 pianos and women’s chorus 1943, 48. The Children, cycle of nine songs (poems by Leonard Feeney) 1945. Sonata for violin and piano, 1948.

Works

  • Contributor to Modern Music Quarterly, since 1941.

Membership

Member League of Composers (Executive Board).

Connections

Married Maria de Acosta Sargent, October 19, 1931.

father:
Winthrop Astor Chanler

mother:
Margaret (Terry) Chanler

spouse:
Maria de Acosta Sargent