Gow, George Coleman


American teacher of music and songcomposer; was born at Ayer Junction, Mass.; was a pupil of B. C. Blodgett, Pittsfield, and of E. B. Story, Worcester. He graduated with the degree A. B. from Brown University in 1884, and from Newton Theological Seminary in 1889. Was instructor of piano and harmony in Smith College. He spent 1892 and 1893 studying in Berlin, Ludwig Bussler being his principal teacher. In 1895 he became professor of music at Vassar College, Poughkeepsie, N. Y. He has published several sets of songs and duets, partsongs and other compositions; his text-book on harmony and notation, The Structure of Music, was published in New York, 189S. He received the honorary degree of Doctor of Music from Brown University, Providence, R. L, in 1903.