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Walter Piston Edit Profile

composer , educator.

Walter Piston, American composer, educator. Awarded John Knowles Paine Fellowship from Harvard, 1924-1926. Member National Institute Arts and Letters, American Academy Arts and Sciences, American Academy Arts and Letters, Phi Beta Kappa.; Club: Harvard.

Background

Piston, Walter was born on January 20, 1894 in Rockland, Maine, United States. Son of Walter Hamor and Leona (Stover) Piston.

Education

Student Massachusetts School Art, Boston, 1912-1916. Bachelor of Arts summa cum laude, Harvard, 1924, Doctor of Music (honorary), 1953.

Career

Awarded John Knowles Paine.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Author: Harmony

    • Harmonic Analysis. Counterpoint

    • Orchestration. Composer chamber music and numerous orchestral works.

Membership

Member National Institute Arts and Letters, American Academy Arts and Sciences, American Academy Arts and Letters, Phi Beta Kappa. Club: Harvard.

Connections

Married Kathryn Nason, September 14, 1920.

father:
Walter Hamor Piston

mother:
Leona (Stover) Piston

spouse:
Kathryn Nason