Educator, administrator, organist, conductor, and principal composer of the Second New England School, whose members also included John Knowles Paine, Horatio Parker, and Amy Marcy Beach, George W. Chadwick taught several generations of American musicians at the New England Conservatory, and came to be regarded as the standard bearer of the Yankee academic tradition in music.
Born in Lowell, MA. on November 13, 1854, Chadwick studied organ with his older brother and used his earnings as an organist to finance the musical studies which his father opposed. After leaving high school in 1872, he clerked for a brief time in his father's insurance office while studying with Dudley Buck and Eugene Thayer at the New England Conservatory. Upon gr… Go to person page >