John Spencer Camp

John Spencer Camp
Short Name: John Spencer Camp
Full Name: Camp, John Spencer, 1858-1946
Birth Year: 1858
Death Year: 1946

Born: Jan­u­a­ry 3, 1858, Mid­dle­town, Con­nec­ti­cut.
Died: Feb­ru­ary 1, 1946. The fun­er­al was held at Asy­lum Hill Con­gre­ga­tion­al Church in Hart­ford, Con­nec­ti­cut.
Buried: In­di­an Hill Cem­e­te­ry , Mid­dle­town, Con­nec­ti­cut.

Camp grad­u­at­ed from Wes­ley­an Un­i­ver­si­ty in 1878 and re­ceived a Mas­ter of Arts in 1881. He went on to stu­dy law, but found that mu­sic was his true vo­ca­tion. In 1882, he be­came or­gan­ist at the Park Con­gre­ga­tion­al Church in Hart­ford, Con­nec­ti­cut, and in 1906 or­gan­ist at the Cen­ter Church in Hart­ford, Con­nec­ti­cut. He left the Cen­ter Church in 1921 to be­come di­rect­or of the Aus­tin Or­gan Com­pa­ny. He was award­ed a Doc­tor­ate in Mu­sic by Trin­i­ty Coll­ege in 1921, and a se­cond doc­tor­ate from Wes­ley­an Un­i­ver­si­ty in 1933.

Camp was a found­er of the Amer­i­can Guild of Or­gan­ists, 1896 and was Pres­i­dent of the Con­nec­ti­cut Mu­sic Teach­ers’ Guild, 1898. For ma­ny years he con­duct­ed the Hart­ford Phil­har­mon­ic Or­ches­tra, which he or­ga­nized. Among his ben­e­fact­ions is the John Spen­cer Camp Pro­fes­sor­ship of Mu­sic at Wes­ley­an Un­i­ver­si­ty.

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