Macdougall, Hamilton Crawford



Head of the department of music at Wellesley College. Was born at Warwick, Rhode Island. He studied in the public schools of Providence, then studied music under Robert Bonner of Providence, and in Boston had private instruction under B. J. Lang, . D. C. Parker and S. B. Whitney. In London, England, he studied under Dr. E. H. Turpin and became Associate of the Royal College of Organists, where he studied in 1883, and from 1885 to 1886. From 1882 to 1895 he played at the Central Baptist Church of Providence, then went to Boston and played in the Harvard Church at Brookline from 1896 to 1900. In 1900 he became professor of music at Wellesley, where he has classes in counterpoint, theory and history of music. In 1901 he received the degree of Doctor of Music from Brown University. He founded the American Guild of Organists and the American College of Music, and is president of the Rhode Island Musical Association, and has been a member of the Clef Club of New York and of the Harvard Musical Association of Boston. He has written National Graded Course, in seven books; Studies in Melody Playing, in two volumes; Music for Women's Voices; Sacred Music, several songs and anthems, and a number of articles for various musical periodicals.