LUTKIN, Peter Christian. b. Thompsonville, Wisconsin, 27 March 1858; d. Chicago, Illinois, 27 December 1931. Peter Lutkin, composer, conductor, organist, and educator, received much of his early musical education by singing as a chorister in the choir at St Peter and St Paul’s Episcopal Church in Chicago, where he began studying the organ at age 12. He was exposed to the new wave of Anglican music that prevailed in Episcopal churches in America. He spent the years from 1881 to 1884 studying in Berlin, Vienna, and Paris. He was a charter member of the American Guild of Organists*.
Lutkin spent most of his career (1891-1928) teaching at Northwestern University, revitalizing the conservatory...
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