American organist and composer,', born in Springfield, Mass.; studied under Dudley Buck for a few years and then went to Berlin, where he continued his study of organ and counterpoint with August Haupt. Later he studied composition with Rheinberger in Munich, and toured Germany, giving organ concerts. He has held the position of organist at St. Francis Xavier, New York, and of organist and choirmaster of the Church of the Ascension, though the greater part of his life has been spent in Munich, studying and composing. His compositions are mostly sacred music.