Dana, William Henry


A musician and lecturer, and president of Dana's Musical Institute at Warren, Ohio, where he was born. His musical education was begun at Kullak's Conservatory, Berlin, and continued at the Royal Academy of Music, London. He served during the Civil War, was one of the founders of the Music Teachers' National Association, and, in 1880, began a series of lecturing   tours, traveling over Europe and in Scandinavia, Russia and the Arctic regions. He has written many text-books on music, including one on thorough-bass, published in 1874; one on harmony, published in 1880; and another on practical counterpoint, published in 1885; also guides in orchestration and in military band arranging. He received the bronze medal and diploma of the exposition of Bologna, Italy, in 1888, for the excellence of his musical text-books.