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college professor , musician

Winfred Rufus Colton, college professor, musician. Member National Association of Executives of Music in State Universities (president 1940).

Background

Colton, Winfred Rufus was born on December 27, 1879 in Sycamore, Illinois, United States. Son of Arunah C. and Cecile (Wyman) Colton.

Education

Studied music under Arthur Hartmann and Anton Witek, Berlin Germany, 1905-1906, under Leopold Auer, Lake George, New York, 1918. Museum M., Gunn School of Music and Dramatic Art, Chicago 1930, Juilliard School of Music, New York. Museum D., Morningside College, Sioux City, Iowa, 1948.

Career

Teacher violin and orchestra Simpson College, Indianola, Iowa, 1902-1905, Southwestern State Normal College, Weatherford, Oklahoma, 1907. Teacher violin and orchestra also conductor, University of South Dakot, after 1908, dean College of Fine Arts, 1921-1950.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Contributor articles to Violinist magazine.

Membership

Member National Association of Executives of Music in State Universities (president 1940).

Connections

Married Ella Christenson, June 22, 1915. Children: Dorothy Cecile (Mistress.

father:
Arunah C. Colton

mother:
Cecile (Wyman) Colton

spouse:
Ella Christenson

child:
Dorothy Cecile (Mrs Colton