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educator , musician

Waldo Selden Pratt, educator, musician.

Background

Pratt, Waldo Selden was born on November 10, 1857 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States. Son of late Review Lewellyn and Sarah Putnam (Gulliver) P.

Education

Bachelor of Arts, Williams College, 1878, A.M., 1881, Doctor of Humane Letters, 1929. Johns Hopkins, 1878-1880. Doctor of Music, Syracuse University, 1898.

Career

Assistant director Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1880-1882. Professor music and hymnology, 1882-1917, professor public worship, 1917-1925 (emeritus), Hartford Theological Seminary Instructor elocution, Trinity College, Hartford, 1891-1905. Lecturer musical history and science, Smith College, 1895-1908, Mount Holyoke College, 1896-1899, Institute of Musical Art, New York, 1905-1920.

Lecturer music and. hymnology, the Young Women's Christian Association Training School, New York, 1908-1912. Organist Asylum Hill Congressional Church, Hartford, 1882-1890. Conductor Hosmer Hall Choral Union, Hartford, 1882-1890, St. Cecilia Club, 1884-1888.

Editor: St. Nicholas Songs, 1885. Songs of Worship, 1887. Musical editor: Aids to Common Worship, 1887.

Century Dictionary, 1892-1909. Author: Musical Ministries in the Church, 1901. History of Music, 1907.

American Supplement to Grove’s Dictionary of Music and Musicians, 1920. Music of the Pilgrims, 1921. New Encyclopedia of Music and Musicians, 1924.

A Forgotten American Portrait Painter—Peter Baumgras, 1827-1903, 1937. Home: Hartford, Conn.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Editor: St. Nicholas Songs, 1885. Songs of Worship, 1887. Musical editor: Aids to Common Worship, 1887.

      Century Dictionary, 1892-1909. Author: Musical Ministries in the Church, 1901. History of Music, 1907.

      American Supplement to Grove’s Dictionary of Music and Musicians, 1920. Music of the Pilgrims, 1921. New Encyclopedia of Music and Musicians, 1924.

      A Forgotten American Portrait Painter—Peter Baumgras, 1827-1903, 1937.

Connections

Married Mary E. Smyly, July 5, 1887 (died 1935).

spouse:
Mary E. Smyly