Discipline: Music Composition

Robert Manton

Discipline: Music Composition
MacDowell Fellowships: 1929
Robert Manton (1895-1967) was a composer of choral, piano, and orchestral works. He studied music at Harvard University under W.C. Heilman, Dr. A.T. Davison and Dr. E.B. Hill and with Harris S. Shaw in piano and organ. At the close of World War I, he studied at the University of Toulouse with Vincent d'Indy. In 1923, he came to the University of New Hampshire Music Department, where he served on the faculty for 41 years. In 1967, the same year he died, he was awarded an honorary Doctor of Music degree by UNH.


Monday Music

Robert Manton 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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