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 David Stanley Smith

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David Stanley Smith

Birth
Toledo, Lucas County, Ohio, USA
Death 17 Dec 1949 (aged 72)
New Haven, New Haven County, Connecticut, USA
Burial New Haven, New Haven County, Connecticut, USA
Plot Section 13, Plot: 59, Grave: 3 
Memorial ID 6684052 View Source

DAVID STANLEY SMITH, BA 1900 Born July 6, 1877,
Toledo, Ohio, died December 17, 1949, New Haven, Conn
Father, William Henry Harrison Smith (Western Reserve Class of 1862), lumber dealer in Toledo, son of David and Sarah Bishop (Mandeville) Smith. Mother, Julia Welles (Griswold) Smith, daughter of Hezekiah Griswold, Jr., and Frances Norton (Welles) Griswold
Yale relatives include Solomon Welles (BA 1739) (great-great-great-grandfather), Roger Welles (BA 1775) (great-great-grandfather),
William Griswold Smith (Class of 1891) (brother), Henry S Graves, '92, John M Games, '96, Charles W. Gross, '98, Pierce
N Welch, '98 (brothers-in-law), John M. Games, Jr.,
'24, William
W Games (Class of 1926), Spencer Gross, '28, Pierce W Games,
'27, Robert W Games, '37 S., Huntington P Welch, '43 (nephews)
Toledo High School Oration appointment Junior and Senior
years, two-year honors in music Senior year, Alpha Delta Phi, Elihu
Club, Phi Beta Kappa Graduate member Elizabethan Club
Studied in London, Munich, and Paris 1901-1903, Mus B Yale
1903, instructor theory of music Yale University 1903-9, assistant
professor 1909-16, professor of music 1916-25, Battell Professor
of the Theory of Music 1925 until retirement 1946, professor emeritus
1946-49, Dean of the School of Music and chairman department
of music 1920-40, associate fellow Berkeley College (Yale), lecturer
department of music University of California summer 1914, organist
Church of the Redeemer 1903-8, Center Church 1908-12, United
Church on the Green 1913-16, composer Symphony No 1, in F Minor,
£P 28, Symphony No 2, in D Major, op 42, Symphony No 3, in C
Minor, jop 60, Symphony No 4, op 78, Symphony No 5, op. 99,
Prince Hal (overture), Rhapsody of St. Bernard, op 38, and other
choral and orchestral works, many songs, anthems, concertos, chamber music, and sonatas, winner Paderewski International Prize
for musical setting George Darley's The Fallen Star (1909), received
four awards Society for Publication of American Music, author
Gustave J Stoeckel, Yale Pioneer in Music, conductor Horatio Parker
choir 1918-26, and New Haven Symphony Orchestra 1919-46 (board of
directors 1947-49), Woman's Choral Society, and New Haven Carol
Choir, guest conductor symphony orchestras throughout the country,
M A Hon Yale 1916, Mus D Northwestern 1918 and Cincinnati Conservatory of Music 1927, fellow American Guild of Organists, on governing board Neighborhood House Music School, member National
Institute of Arts and Letters, Council of American Academy in Rome,
American Academy of Arts and Sciences, Connecticut State Guard,
attended Congregational church
Married December 6, 1913, New Haven, Cora Demmg Welch
(B A Vassar 1904), daughter of Pierce N Welch (B A 1862) and
Emma Cornelia (Galpm) Welch Adopted son Christopher Stanley (BA Bard 1947)
Death due to carcinoma Buried in Evergreen Cemetery, New Haven

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