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John C. Schmidt

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JOHN C. SCHMIDT, professor of music, teaches  music the­ory, music his­tory, and organ at Texas State; currently he is coordinator of music history in the School of Music. He holds a bachelor of music degree from South­western Univer­sity, Georgetown, Texas, studying organ with R. Cochrane Penick, and a master of sacred music from Union Theolog­ical Seminary, New York, with or­gan study from Vernon de Tar.  He completed a Ph.D. in musicology at New York University, with a dissertation on the 19th-century American composer, John Knowles Paine.  Dr. Schmidt has published scholarly editions of Paine’s works, and is co-author of the Paine article for Grove’s Dictionary of Music and Musicians and Oxford Music Online, as well as 13 other articles for that publication.  A fifth-gen­eration Texan, he is also involved in research concerning the music of 19th-century Germans in Texas.

Dr. Schmidt is a Trustee of the Sinfonian Educational Foundation and a member of the Governing Board of Inspiration Point Fine Arts Colony—Opera in the Ozarks.  An ac­tive organist, he is a Fellow of the Ameri­can Guild of Organists and a 2002 winner of the S. Lewis Elmer Award for highest score on a national exam; he serves as a professional certification examiner for the AGO.  He is organist for Covenant Presbyterian Church in Austin.

 

 

Publications

Original articles for The Grove Dictionary of American Music, 2nd edition (in press), and Oxford Music Online (2010):

            “Francis Boott,” “Frederic Field Bullard,” “George Albert Burdett,” “Gustav Dannreuther,” “Simon E. Jacobsohn,” “Bruno Oscar Klein,” “David Maurice Levett,” “George Laurie Osgood,” “John Nelson Pattison,” “Augusto Rotoli,” “Theodore Toedt”

 

Revisions/updates to articles for The Grove Dictionary of American Music, 2nd edition (in press), and Oxford Music Online (2010):

            “Clayton Johns,” “Bernhard Listemann,” “John Knowles Paine,” “Paine Worklist,” “Alfred H. Pease”

 

John Knowles Paine, Symphony No. 2 in A Major (Spring) Op. 34, (Middleton, WI:  A-R Editions, Inc., 2010)

 

John Knowles Paine, The Nativity (Middleton, WI:  A-R Editions, Inc., 2004)

 

John Knowles Paine: Vocal Chamber Music (Madison, WI:  A-R Editions, Inc., 1999)

 

“John Knowles Paine, A Trendsetter in Nineteenth-Century American Music,” Commemorative Book for the 1999 Induction Celebration of The American Classical Music Hall of Fame (Cincinnati, 1999)

 

John Knowles Paine: Three Chamber Works for Piano and Strings (Madison, WI:  A-R Editions, Inc., 1991)

 

John Knowles Paine, Complete Piano Music, edited with new introduction by John C. Schmidt (New York:  Da Capo Press, 1984)

 

The Life and Works of John Knowles Paine (Ann Arbor:  UMI Research Press, 1980)

 

 

Presentations

Lecture:  “Nineteenth-Century American Organ Music:  A Graded List,” National Convention, American Guild of Organists, Washington, DC (2011)

Lecture-performance:  “Vocal Music of John Knowles Paine,” Texoma Regional Convention, National Association of Teachers of Singing, Denton (1999)

Lecture-performance:  “Art Songs of John Knowles Paine,” Society for American Music national meeting, Fort Worth (1999)

Organ lecture-recital, “The Unpublished Organ Works of John Knowles Paine,” Society for American Music national meeting, Washington, DC (1996)

Lecture/performance, “Oscar Fox:  Cowboy Composer of Texas,” Society for American Music national meeting, Baton Rouge, LA (1992)

Lecture:  “Adolf Fuchs, A German Pioneer Composer in Texas,” Society for American Music national meeting, Boulder, CO (1986)

Lecture:  “The Oratorio St. Peter:  Bach, Mendelssohn, or Paine,” Society for American Music national meeting, Boston (1984)

Lecture:  “Paine’s Violin Sonata, Revised:  An Indication of Stylistic Growth,” American Musicological Society national meeting, Ann Arbor (1982)

Lecture:  “Paine and Fiske:  Partners in Music and Scholarship,” Southwest Chapter, AMS, Houston (1981)