MABEL WHEELER DANIELS

Mabel Wheeler Daniels (1878-1971) was born in Swampscott, Massachusetts. Her parents sang in the Boston Handel and Haydn Society and both grandfathers were church musicians. She studied piano as a child and composed short pieces by age ten. She studied at Radcliffe College, singing in the glee club and performing in operettas. As student, she composed and conducted two school operettas. She studied composition at the New England Conservatory of Music. She attended the Munich Conservatory and was the first female to successfully enroll in Director Stavenhagen’s score-reading class. Returning to Boston, she joined the Cecilia Society, became director of Radcliffe’s glee club and director of the Bradford Academy music program. She also served as head of music at Simmons College. She died in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

 

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Isabel Ecclestone Mackay
U.S.