A report on New York College of Music

Carl Hein and August Fraemke and NY College of Music Building

American conservatory of music located in Manhattan that flourished from 1878 to 1968.

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Carl Hein and August Fraemke and NY College of Music Building

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James Sample

James Sample (conductor)

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American conductor.

American conductor.

James Sample

He also received a doctorate in music in 1942 from the New York College of Music and a doctor of laws degree from Gannon College in 1963.

Sal Mosca (left) in 1983

Sal Mosca

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American jazz pianist who was a student of Lennie Tristano.

American jazz pianist who was a student of Lennie Tristano.

Sal Mosca (left) in 1983

After playing in the United States Army Band during World War II, he studied at the New York College of Music using funds provided by the G.I. Bill.

Frederic Lillebridge

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Frederic May Lillebridge (December 14, 1857 – September 8, 1934) was an American pianist, composer and professor at New York College of Music, a music conservatory that merged with New York University in 1968.

Coleman in 1996

Cy Coleman

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American composer, songwriter, and jazz pianist.

American composer, songwriter, and jazz pianist.

Coleman in 1996
Cy Coleman with playwright Neil Simon (right) during a rehearsal in 1982

Coleman studied at New York's The High School of Music & Art and the New York College of Music, graduating in 1948.

The Modern Singing Master: Cornelius L. Reid, 2002

Cornelius L. Reid

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Well-known vocal pedagogue in New York City, specialist in the bel canto technique, and author of books on bel canto.

Well-known vocal pedagogue in New York City, specialist in the bel canto technique, and author of books on bel canto.

The Modern Singing Master: Cornelius L. Reid, 2002
Trinity Church in 1914
Isaac Nathan, c. 1820

Studied at New York College of Music, New York, 1945–1947 with Dr. Frederick Kurzweil and Ruth Kisch-Arndt.

Ferdinand Sorenson

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Prominent music educator in the U.S. state of Oregon as well as a conductor, composer, dance instructor and performer.

Prominent music educator in the U.S. state of Oregon as well as a conductor, composer, dance instructor and performer.

In 1905, Mose Christensen and his group of musicians in Boise, Idaho helped Sorenson collect enough money to travel to New York, where he studied cello with the William Ebann at the New York College of Music.

Harley Hamilton

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American conductor, violinist and composer.

American conductor, violinist and composer.

He worked as a printer and it is believed that his stepfather sent him to study at the New York College of Music, where he graduated.

Margaret Jones Wiles

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American composer, conductor, and teacher who played violin and viola with several orchestras and composed over 50 string quartets.

American composer, conductor, and teacher who played violin and viola with several orchestras and composed over 50 string quartets.

Wiles also studied with Arthur Catterall at the Royal Academy of Music in London, and with Raphael Bronstein at New York College.

Kelley circa 1900-1910

Edgar Stillman Kelley

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American composer, conductor, teacher, and writer on music.

American composer, conductor, teacher, and writer on music.

Kelley circa 1900-1910
He married Jessie Gregg
The Kelley's grave in Oxford Cemetery.
Autograph fragment of music by Edgar Stillman Kelley
Plaque in the lobby of current day Presser Hall marking Kelley's namesake of the former auditorium.

He also taught, at the New York College of Music and New York University, and in 1901 replaced Horatio Parker for a year at Yale when the latter went on sabbatical.

Mordecai Sandberg

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Composer and physician.

Composer and physician.

In 1940, he taught a course at the New York College of Music on the subject of microtonal music.