Katherine Kennicott Davis

DAVIS, Katherine Kennicott. b. St Joseph, Missouri, 25 June 1892; d. Concord, Massachusetts, 20 April 1980. After education at St Joseph’s High School, Davis studied at Wellesley College (BA, 1914), where she won the Billings Prize for Composition. After additional studies at the New England Conservatory of Music in Boston, she returned to her alma mater to teach piano and music theory. At some point she studied for one month with Nadia Boulanger in Paris. Davis taught singing and piano at Concord Academy (1921-23) and Shady Hill High School, Philadelphia (1923-30). After a breakdown in health she devoted herself largely to music composition. She composed almost one thousand pieces of...

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