JAIRUS MAXSON STILLMAN, Mus. Doc., Professor of Music in Milton College. As a composer he has had many valuable contributions, especially to sacred music, but, while his work in that direction has been most important, his labors have been more especially directed to the educational side of the art. For the past fifteen years, with brief interruptions, he has filled his present collegiate chair, and his work prior to the acceptance of this position was most active, varied and successful.
Mr. STILLMAN was born February 20, 1834, in Alfred, Allegany Co., N.Y., the third in order of birth of the six children of Maxson and Lydia (CHAPMAN) STILLMAN. His father, a tenor singer of talent, had not only for many years led the choir of the large c… Go to person page >