Ashton, Joseph N.

Musical educator, who was born in Salem, Massachusetts. He received the degree of A.B. from Brown University in 1891, and that of A. M. from Harvard University two years later. From 1895 to 1898 he was instructor of musical history and theory at Brown University, associate professor from 1898 to 1904 and faculty editor of the Brown Alumni Monthly from 1900 to 1904. From 1896 to 1904 he was organist at North Church, Salem, and the following year organist at the First Baptist Church of Newton Centre, Massachusetts. Since 1905 he has been organist at the First Parish Church of Brookline, Massachusetts, and during 1907-1908 was acting professor of music at Wellesley College. He taught privately in Boston from 1895 to 1899, and since 1904. He is a member of the American Guild of Organists and the Harvard Musical Association and also of the Phi Beta Kappa.