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Vernon Spencer, musician.

Background

Spencer, Vernon was born on October 10, 1875 in Belmont, County Durham, England. Son of Alfred and Isabella (Innes) Spencer.

Education

Graduate Royal Conservatory of Music, Leipzig, Germany, 1897.

Career

1 son, James Newton. Teacher of piano, Leipzig, 1897-1903, and Berlin, 1908-1911. Came to the United States, 1903. Head of piano department and director Nebraska Wesleyan University Conservatory of Music, Lincoln, Nebraska, 1903-1908.

Settled in Los Angeles, California, 1911. Assistant professor music, University of California at Los Angeles, 1921-1924. Concert pianist and teacher.

Editor The Music Student (monthly magazine), 1915-1916. President Los Angeles Music Teachers’ Association, 1913-1915. President Bohemians, 1922-1923.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Editor The Music Student (monthly magazine), 1915-1916. President Los Angeles Music Teachers’ Association, 1913-1915. President Bohemians, 1922-1923.

Membership

Clubs: Los Angeles Athletic, Pacific Coast.

Connections

Married Elsa Haase, August 21, 1899.; married second, Ruth Huntsberger, August 22, 1917. Children: Percival I.V., Elsa Military Intelligence, Carl A.M.

father:
Alfred Spencer

mother:
Isabella (Innes) Spencer

spouses:
Ruth Huntsberger

Elsa Haase

children:
Carl A.M Spencer

Percival I.V. Spencer

Elsa Military Intelligence Spencer