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 Smith Newell Penfield

Smith Newell Penfield

Birth
Oberlin, Lorain County, Ohio, USA
Death 7 Jan 1920 (aged 82)
New York, USA
Burial Oberlin, Lorain County, Ohio, USA
Plot M-039-05
Memorial ID 48497758 · View Source
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Husband of Sarah E. Penfield (M-39-06)

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Smith Newell Penfield (April 4, 1837, Oberlin, Ohio – January 7, 1920, New York City) was an American composer. Penfield studied at Oberlin College and in New York, and later in Leipzig with Ignaz Moscheles, Carl Reinecke, Ernst Richter, and Moritz Hauptmann. Back in the United States, he worked as a music teacher in Rochester and founded a Mozart Club and a Conservatory in Savannah. In 1885, he became President of the Music Teachers National Association. His compositions included a setting of Psalm 18, an overture, a string quartet, pieces for organ and for piano, choral works, and songs.


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  • Maintained by: KeepsakeQuilter
  • Originally Created by: LindaB
  • Added: 22 Feb 2010
  • Find A Grave Memorial 48497758
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Smith Newell Penfield (4 Apr 1837–7 Jan 1920), Find A Grave Memorial no. 48497758, citing Westwood Cemetery, Oberlin, Lorain County, Ohio, USA ; Maintained by KeepsakeQuilter (contributor 47153586) .