Austin C. Lovelace

LOVELACE, Austin C. b. Rutherford, North Carolina, 26 March 1919; d. Denver, Colorado, 25 April 2010. Lovelace spent his entire life in church music. At the age of 15 he began playing organ in a Baptist church in Forest City, North Carolina. He was educated at High Point College in North Carolina (BA 1939) and at the Union Theological Seminary in New York City, from which he received a masters degree (1941) and a doctor of sacred music degree (1950). While at Union Seminary he studied with T. Tertius Noble* and Clarence Dickinson*. He was organist and choirmaster at many important churches throughout the United States, most notably, Christ Methodist Church in New York City; Lovers Lane...

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