Shephard, Frank Hartson



American composer, teacher, organist and writer; born at Bethel, Connecticut. Was a pupil of Eugene Thayer at Boston in organ, piano and theory. From 1881 to 1886 he was organist in various cities of this country. In 1885 he located at Cleveland, Ohio, as organist at Trinity Church, and there organized a boychoir. From 1886 to 1890 he studied at Leipsic with Jadassohn, Reinecke, Paul and Torsleff, and was organist of the English Chapel there in 1888. Shephard organized the Shephard School of Music at Orange, N. J., in 1891, and from then on was organist and musical director at Grace Church, Orange. He has written considerable church-music, works on Piano Touch and Scales; Church Music and Choir Training; Harmony Simplified; a Method for Pianoforte and other works on the theory of music.