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Title: Unveiling the Tuthill portrait in 2003
Photographers: Burks, Justin Fox, photographer
Keywords: Alumni;Homecoming;Convocations;Images;Hardie Auditorium;2003;Tuthill, Burnet C., 1888-1982;Portraits
Issue Date: 12-Oct-2003
Publisher: Memphis, Tenn. : Rhodes College
Abstract: "(b New York, 16 Nov 1888; d Knoxville, TN, 18 Jan 1982). American composer, writer on music, conductor and administrator. A son of William Burnet Tuthill, the architect of Carnegie Hall, he studied at Columbia University (BA 1909, MA 1910) and the Cincinnati College of Music (MM 1935). He took appointments as general manager of the Cincinnati College (1922–30), conductor of the Memphis Symphony Orchestra (1938–46), head of the music department at Southwestern, Memphis, Tennessee (1935–59), and director of the fine arts section at Shrivenham American University, England (1945). He was awarded an honorary DMus by Chicago Musical College in 1943. Tuthill also held important offices in the National Association of Schools of Music and the Society for the Publication of American Music, and he was a frequent contributor on American topics to the Musical Quarterly, the Journal of Research in Music Education, and Notes. He was a prolific composer of Gebrauchsmusik for instruments lacking a large concert repertory." (Oxford Music Onine) Professor Tuthill was founder of the Rhodes Singers.
Description: Image recieved from the Communications office in 2010.
Appears in Collections:Alumni Convocation at Homecoming

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