Webb, Frank Rush



Born in Covington, Indiana. Studied music in the New England Conservatory of Music, Boston; later under private teachers in Indianapolis; was organist of St. Paul's Cathedral, Indianapolis, from 1874 to 1876. Organist and choirmaster of Trinity M. E. Church, Lima, Ohio, 1876 to 1883, and head of the piano department at Northwestern Ohio Normal School, Ada, 1881 to 1883. Since 1883 he has been teacher of piano, organ and harmony, and director of the School of Music in the Virginia Female Institute, Staunton, Virginia, and organist and choirmaster of Trinity Episcopal Church. Published works: nearly two hundred pieces for military band; also about one hundred teaching and parlor-pieces for piano; also songs and much church-music. His published compositions reach one hundred and eight numbers. His compositions are much used for teaching purposes.