Melva Treffinger Graham

GRAHAM, Melva Treffinger. b. Baltimore, Maryland, 16 January 1947. She began piano studies in Baltimore at the Peabody Preparatory School and organ studies with Helen Cullen. After two years at Wittenberg University, Springfield, Ohio, she went on to church music studies at the Berliner Kirchenmusikschule where she studied organ literature with Karl Hochreither and choral conducting with Martin Behrmann. Having completed the Mittlere Kirchenmusikalische Prüfung, Melva Graham returned to Baltimore to earn a Master’s degree in Choral Conducting from Peabody Conservatory of the Johns Hopkins University under Gregg Smith. After marriage to Fred Kimball Graham*,  she served United Church of...

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