Discipline: Music Composition

Joyce Barthelson

Discipline: Music Composition
Region: Scarsdale, NY
MacDowell fellowships: 1938, 1941, 1943, 1975
Joyce Barthelson, (1900-1986) was an American composer, pianist, conductor, and educator from Washington, DC. Barthelson graduated from the University of California Berkeley, and studied piano with Elizabeth Quaile, Helene Barere, and Harold Bauer, composition with Julius Gold, Otto Cesana, and Roy Harris, orchestration with Nicolas Flagello, and conducting with Antonia Brico. She then became a member of the Arion Trio, and was a staff pianist at NBC radio in San Francisco and KGO Oakland. Barthelson then became the conductor of the Women’s Symphony Orchestra in New York, and co-founded the Hoff-Barthelson Music School in Scarsdale, NY. She remained the principal of the High School of Music and Art in New York, and wrote academically about Wagner and his work.


Monday Music

Joyce Barthelson worked in the Monday Music studio.

Given to the residency by the Monday Music Club of Orange, New Jersey, 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…

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