Discipline: Music Composition

Edwin Stringham

Discipline: Music Composition
MacDowell Fellowships: 1931, 1932, 1933, 1934, 1937, 1938, 1940, 1941
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Edwin John Stringham (1890–1974) was an American composer. Stringham was a native of Kenosha, Wisconsin. He earned a bachelor's degree in music from Northwestern University, a doctorate in music from the University of Denver, and a doctorate in teaching from the University of Cincinnati. He also studied at the Royal Academy of Rome, the Italian Academy, and the University of Munich. Stringham spent much time in Colorado before moving to New York City, where he served on the faculty of Teachers College at Columbia University. Until 1947, he was the director of music instruction at the U. S. Army American University in Biarritz, France. Most of his output was orchestral, and would frequently spice his works with elements of jazz. Among the orchestras to play his work was the Chicago Symphony Orchestra.



Edwin Stringham worked in the Watson studio.

Built in 1916 in memory of Regina Watson of Chicago, a musician and teacher, this studio was donated by a group of her friends, along with funds for its maintenance. Originally designed to serve as a composers’ studio with room for performance, Watson was used as a recital hall for chamber music for a…

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