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Walter Raymond Spalding, musician. Fellow American Academy Arts and Sciences.; Member Committee on Army and Navy Camp Music during war period. Lecturer appreciation of music in 9 French universities, 1920-1921, under auspices of James Hazen Hyde Foundation.

Background

Spalding, Walter Raymond was born on May 22, 1865 in Northampton, Massachusetts, United States. Son of James Field and Mary (Harper) Spalding.

Education

Bachelor of Arts, Harvard, 1887, A.M. (honors in music), 1888. Studied music in France, Germany and England (chiefly Paris and Munich), 1892-1895.

Career

Organist, 1887-1888, organist and choirmaster, 1898-1900, Emmanuel Church, Boston. Master of classics and music, St. Marks’ School, Southborough, Massachusetts, 1899-1892. Teacher music, from 1895.

Assistant professor music, Harvard and Radcliffe College, 1903-1912, associate professor, 1912-1921, professor from 1921. Chairman Walter W. Naumburg Foundation for Musicians.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Author: Tonal Counterpoint, 1904. (with Arthur Foote) Modern Harmony in Its Theory and Practice. Music—an Art and a Language, 1920.

      History of Music at Harvard, 1929. Music at Harvard—a Historical Review, 1935. Had much to do with raising standard of music study in the public schools Now England.

      Has often spoken in connection with N.E. Education League.

Membership

Fellow American Academy Arts and Sciences. Member Committee on Army and Navy Camp Music during war period. Lecturer appreciation of music in 9 French universities, 1920-1921, under auspices of James Hazen Hyde Foundation.

Connections

Married Alexandrine Macomb Stanton, April.

father:
James Field Spalding

mother:
Mary (Harper) Spalding

spouse:
Alexandrine Macomb Stanton