John Spencer Camp

John Spencer Camp

Birth
Middletown, Middlesex County, Connecticut, USA
Death 1 Feb 1946 (aged 88)
Hartford, Hartford County, Connecticut, USA
Burial Middletown, Middlesex County, Connecticut, USA
Memorial ID 47166737 · View Source
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Camp graduated from Wesleyan University in 1878 and received a Master of Arts in 1881. He went on to study law, but found that music was his true vocation. In 1882, he became organist at the Park Congregational Church in Hartford, Connecticut, and in 1906 organist at the Center Church in Hartford, Connecticut. He left the Center Church in 1921 to become director of the Austin Organ Company. He was awarded a Doctorate in Music by Trinity College in 1921, and a second doctorate from Wesleyan University in 1933.

Camp was a founder of the American Guild of Organists, 1896 and was President of the Connecticut Music Teachers’ Guild, 1898. For many years he conducted the Hartford Philharmonic Orchestra, which he organized. Among his benefactions is the John Spencer Camp Professorship of Music at Wesleyan University.


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"John Spencer Camp, Jan. 10, 1858, Feb. 1, 1946."


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  • Maintained by: Jim Ottmer
  • Originally Created by: C Greer
  • Added: 26 Jan 2010
  • Find a Grave Memorial 47166737
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for John Spencer Camp (30 Jan 1858–1 Feb 1946), Find a Grave Memorial no. 47166737, citing Indian Hill Cemetery, Middletown, Middlesex County, Connecticut, USA ; Maintained by Jim Ottmer (contributor 47123490) .