Lowell Mason Auditorium

On April 2nd, 2011 Amos Clark Kingsbury High School Auditorium was dedicated “the Lowell Mason Auditorium”. Performers included Boston Latin School Orchestra and Chorus and the Medfield High School Concert and Jazz Ensembles.

Check out photos from the concert here.

Concert Program Cover Page

Download a PDF of the concert program here.

We are currently taking donations to help fund the plaque that will be placed inside of the Medfield High School commorating the auditorium in the name of Lowell Mason.

The following is the plaque text we hope will be hanging inside the school very soon.

 

The Lowell Mason Auditorium

Dedicated April 2, 2011

Pioneering Music Educator

“Father of American Public School Music Education and of American Church Music”

Composed or arranged 1,600 hymn tunes, including

Joy to the World, Nearer, My God, To Thee, and Mary Had a Little Lamb

“Children must be taught music as they are taught to read.”

1792 January 8, born in Medfield, Massachusetts

1808-1812  Choir Director, First Parish Church, Medfield

1812-1822  Composed, taught congregational singing, Savannah, Georgia

1827-1832  President, Handel & Haydn Society, Boston

1833  Co-founded Boston Academy of Music

1837  Became first public school music teacher in America, Boston

1838-1845  Superintendent of Music Education, Boston

1845-1855  Developed music teacher training classes for the Massachusetts State Board of Education

1855  Awarded first American honorary doctorate of music degree by New York University

1872 August 11, died in Orange, New Jersey

 

 

Named by the School Committee, Town of Medfield, January 24, 2011

 

A cooperative effort between The Lowell Mason Foundation, Inc. and

The Medfield Public Schools, Robert Maguire, Superintendent

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Make checks payable to:

The Lowell Mason Foundation
P. O. Box 913
Medfield, MA • 02052