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William Howland, musician. Member International Music Teachers’ Association, Music Teachers’ National Association, Michigan Music Teachers’ Association, Fine Arts Society, Detroit.; Member The Pilgrim John Howland Society (president), National Society Mayflower Descendants (deputy governor), Michigan State Mayflower Descendants (governor two terms).

Background

Howland, William was born on May 1, 1871 in Worcester, Massachusetts, United States. Son of Asa Allen and Emma (Låne) Howland.

Education

Graduate English High School, Worcester, Massachusetts, 1889. Studied music in New York, London and Germany. Honorary degree of Mus.Doc., 1925.

Career

Was teacher of voice and singer in chs., New York, 1889-1894, Worcester and Boston, 1894-1899. Head of vocal department, University of Michigan School of Music, 1900-1914. Vice-president, director and head Vocal Department, Detroit Institute of Museum Art, since 1914.

A director and mus. director, Music Festival Association of Detroit (incorporated). Founder and mus. director, People’s Choral Union, Detroit Festival Choral Society. Bass soloist and choir director, Temple Beth El.

Director Northwestern Choral Club. Baritone soloist 2 seasons with the Bostonians.

Membership

Member International Music Teachers’ Association, Music Teachers’ National Association, Michigan Music Teachers’ Association, Fine Arts Society, Detroit. Member The Pilgrim John Howland Society (president), National Society Mayflower Descendants (deputy governor), Michigan State Mayflower Descendants (governor two terms). Clubs: University of Michigan Union (life), Fine Arts Society, Bohemians.

Connections

Married Fredreka Shaw Barnard, June 24, 1896. Children: John Barnard, Dorothy (Mistress.

father:
Asa Allen Howland

mother:
Emma (Låne) Howland

spouse:
Fredreka Shaw Barnard

children:
John Barnard Howland

Dorothy (Mrs Howland