MacDowell Fellowships: 1926
Elliot Speer (1898 – 1934), became headmaster of Northfield Mount Hermon School, where he was murdered in his home on campus, on 14 September 1934.
His father, Robert Elliott Speer (1867 – 1947) was an American Presbyterian religious leader and an authority on missions.
Elliott Speer worked in the Watson studio.
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 and recital hall for chamber music, the latter purpose was
soon found to be too disruptive to…