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composer , teacher

Willard Patton, American composer, teacher.

Background

Patton, Willard was born on May 26, 1853 in Milford, Maine, United States. Son of Daniel Hall and Elizabeth (Jones) Patton.

Education

Graduate high school, Bangor, Maine, 1870. Studied under private tutors 3 years. Studied music with Solon Wilder, Frederick Davenport, James Whitney, Dudley Buck, etc.

Career

Organized Handel Association, Bangor, 1874. Produced first operetta, The Gallant Garroter, 1881. Director music, Hamline U., 1886-1889.

Produced “La Fianza” (light opera), Minneapolis, 1890, “Isaiah” (oratorio), 1897. Organized Philharmonic Club and conducted same, 1897-1901. Founder, 1912, and director School of Vocal Art, Minneapolis.

Composer: Studio Fancies (song album). Wabunheim Blossoms (song album). Usona (festival cantata).

Summer (chaminade); part song, The Call of Spring. Home: Minneapolis, Minn.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Composer: Studio Fancies (song album). Wabunheim Blossoms (song album). Usona (festival cantata).

      Summer (chaminade)

    • part song, The Call of Spring.

Connections

Married Alesta V. Hebberd, March 21, 1875.

father:
Daniel Hall Patton

mother:
Elizabeth (Jones) Patton

spouse:
Alesta V. Hebberd