Discipline: Music Composition

Arthur Nevin

Discipline: Music Composition
MacDowell Fellowships: 1914, 1915, 1916, 1917, 1918, 1919, 1920, 1921, 1922, 1923
Arthur Nevin (1871-1943) was an American composer, conductor, teacher, and musicologist. Between 1911 and 1914, Nevin worked in Virginia, also spending time in New Hampshire composing at MacDowell for 10 summers. At the start of World War I, he took a teaching post at the University of Kansas, but gave it up when the United States entered the war in order to direct the Army band and choirs at Camp Grant in Illinois. Post-war, he moved to New York after spending time in Tennessee; he suffered from poor health in the last two decades of his life. During this time he also traveled to Paris. He was elected an honorary member of the Alpha Chapter of Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia Fraternity, the national fraternity for men in music, at the New England Conservatory.


Monday Music

Arthur Nevin worked in the Monday Music studio.

Given to the residency by the Monday Music Club of Orange, NJ, Monday Music Studio is sited next to an enormous boulder deposited by glaciers thousands of years ago. A small dormer once pierced the east slope of the roof, but after damage suffered in the 1938 hurricane, the roof was rebuilt without the dormer. The interior…

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