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singer , conductor , operatic producer.

William Wade Hinshaw, American singer, conductor, operatic producer. Member New England History Genealogical Society, New York Genealogical Biographical Society, Virginia History Society, Pennsylvania Genealogical Society Philadelphia, Friends History Society, Institute American Genealogy (fellow), S.A.R.; Member Society of Friends.; Mason (32°, Knights Templar, Shriner), Knights of Pythias, Elk.

Background

Hinshaw, William Wade was born on November 3, 1867 in near Union, Hardin County, Iowa, United States. Son of Thomas Doane and Anna Harriett (Lundy) Hinshaw.

Education

Graduate Friends Academy, New Providence, Iowa, 1886. Bachelor of Science in C.E., Valparaiso U., 1888, Bachelor of Music, 1890, Bachelor of Laws, 1897, honorary Doctor of Music, 1926. Studied singing in the United States and Germany.

Honorary Doctor of Philosophy., Bethany College, Lindsborg, Kansas, 1901.

Career

Teacher and choir leader, Chicago, 1890-1899. Dean of music department, Valparaiso U., 1895-1899. Debut with Castle Square Opera Company, as Mephisto in “Faust,” St. Louis, 1899.

President Chicago Conservatory of Music, 1903-1907, Hinshaw Conservatory of Music, Chicago, 1907-1909. Concert tours, United States and Canada, 1908-1910. Leading American baritone with Metropolitan Opera Company, New York, 1910-1913.

Sang “Wotan” and “Wandrer” in Niebelungen Ring Festival, Graz, Austria, summer 1912. Same roles 15 times in Niebelungen Ring Festival, Berlin, Germany, summer 1914. Concertized in the United States and Canada, 1913-1918.

Created role of “Gloom” in Parker’s prize opera Mona, Metropolitan Opera, 1912. Created role of “King” in Parker’s prize opera “Fairyland,” Los Angeles, California, 1915. Opera producer, New York, as president Society American Singers, 1918-1920.

Opera producer with own company, giving Mozart operas in English, United States, Canada and Cuba (800 performances), 1920-1926. Gave 1st Cuban Mozart Festival, Havana, December 1925. Gave 1st American Mozart Festival, Cincinnati, O., May 1926.

Membership

Member New England History Genealogical Society, New York Genealogical Biographical Society, Virginia History Society, Pennsylvania Genealogical Society Philadelphia, Friends History Society, Institute American Genealogy (fellow), S.A.R. Member Society of Friends. Mason (32°, Knights Templar, Shriner), Knights of Pythias, Elk.

Clubs: Apawamis (Rye, New York).

Connections

Married Anna Tannahill Williams, September 28, 1893 (died November 1905).; married second, Mabel Clyde, June 3, 1911. Children: John Carl Williams, William Wade, Thomas Doane, Anne Marie Wing.

father:
Thomas Doane Hinshaw

mother:
Anna Harriett (Lundy) Hinshaw

spouses:
Anna Tannahill Williams

Mabel Clyde

children:
John Carl Williams Hinshaw

William Wade Hinshaw

Thomas Doane Hinshaw

Anne Marie Wing Hinshaw