Discipline: Music Composition

Edward Ballantine

Discipline: Music Composition
MacDowell fellowships: 1913, 1914
Edward Ballantine (1886-1971) was an American composer and pianist born in Oberlin, OH. Ballantine received a bachelor’s degree in composition from Harvard University where he studied with Walter Spalding and Frederick Converse, before moving to Berlin to continue his studies with Artur Schnabel, Rudolph Ganz, and Philippe Rüferthen. He then returned to the United States and joined the Harvard Music Faculty where he remained until retirement. He is most widely known for two sets of piano variations on “Mary Had a Little Lamb” where each variation was in the style of a different composer.