David Eugene Anderson, (1929-2011). David Anderson was born July 9, 1929 in Shawnee, Pottawatomie, Oklahoma, USA to Bascom Earl and Beulah Elizabeth Powell Anderson. Bascom owned a creamery in Austin and later a coin-operated laundry. David was a pianist for the church in the 1950s. David died, 29 Oct 2011, in Bangor, Penobscot, Maine, USA.
Obituary from Bangor Daily News, November 17, 2011:
David Eugene Anderson, M.D., 82, died peacefully Saturday, Oct. 29, 2011, at a Bangor hospital from complications due to emphysema. David was born July 9, 1929, in Shawnee, Okla., son of Bascom E. and Beulah P. Anderson. He grew up on a dairy farm on the outskirts of Austin, Texas, with his sister, Esma Beth; and brothers, James, Tommy and Ken. David held a deep fondness for his family and friends from Austin, Texas, and he took great delight in sharing stories from his life there. David was particularly happy whenever the opportunity arose to speak with his children, siblings, nieces and nephews, or whenever he made contact with someone from the earlier days in his life. David marched to the beat of his own drum, which as a young man, for a time, landed him 30 miles north of Fairbanks, Alaska, at the “Fox” crossroad, where he mined gold.
However, it was the artistic, creative and expressive side of David, which he shared with his sister, Esma Beth (at right); and his brother, Tommy Wynn (clarinetist), that led him to pursue his interest in music at the University of Texas School of Music, Austin, Texas, where he graduated with a master’s degree. His passion for music, which covered many genres, followed him throughout his life from sitting in with various blues and jazz groups in Austin, Texas, clubs, playing for stage and theater groups, playing at churches in Blue Hill and East Blue Hill, to serving on the board of Kneisel Hall Chamber Music School, Blue Hill. David continued with his studies at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School, Dallas, where his particular interest in brain physiology, curiosity about the mind, and concern for the well being of others led him to specialize in psychiatry.
David graduated with his medical degree in 1961. In 1973, after bringing his private practice in Washington, D.C., to a close, David moved to Maine with his family and worked as a full-time psychiatrist at Bangor Mental Health Institute. In 1975, David joined the 112th Medical Company in the Army National Guard as the first and only flight surgeon in the Maine Army Guard, where his duties were primarily medical and not psychiatric. He was able to count his 13 years as a public health officer toward his military commission so he joined the Guard with the rank of lieutenant colonel and retired with the rank of colonel. David was interested in many topics and enjoyed intellectual stimulation, dabbling in mathematics, astronomy and the mysteries of physics. He was an avid reader and studied numerous foreign languages with a particular interest in Italian. David was a complex and interesting man, and he will be dearly missed by his friends and family. David is survived by his three children, Eric Anderson of Poland Spring, Kristina Anderson Stephens of Blue Hill and Gillian Anderson of Holden; wife, Susanna Anderson of Holden; dear friend and companion, Brenda Wells of Bangor; grandchildren, Kathleen, Matthew and Lorna Stephens; brothers, Tom Anderson of Austin, Texas, and Ken Anderson of Houston; many beloved nieces and nephews. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Kneisel Hall Chamber Music School.
Lucile Wilhelmina “Chummie” Martin Mick (1889-1977)
Lucile Wilhelmina “Chummie” Martin was born in Emporia, Kansas in 1889 to Willis Martin (1863-1917) and Mary Lydia Gildemeister (1869-?). Willis and Mary were married in Mary’s home town, Council Grove, Morris, Kansas, in 1888. Willis was born in Bedford, Nova Scotia, Canada. By 1900, Mary, now widowed, lives in Oberlin Village, Lorain, Ohio with daughter Lucile. While not yet a teenager she is enrolled in the Oberlin Conservatory during 1899-1901. Following her time there, she enrolled in the Chicago Musical College, a college founded by Florenz Ziegfeld. Her instrument is violin and she teaches at the Ouchitau Baptist College in Arkadelphia, Arkansas for the 1909-10 school year.
In 1910, she was a professor of music at Kingfisher College, in Kingfisher, Oklahoma. It is there she met Claude Earl Mick (1887-69) at right, an accounting student and football player, who was to become her husband in 1914. Claude was born in Lenora, Kansas.
Claude and Lucile’s daughter, Lucile Wilhelmina was born in 1915. The family moved to Waco, where Claude worked as a bookkeeper with Clifton Manufacturing Co. He served eight months in the Army Reserves as a private in Oklahoma and at Fort Sam Houston.
By 1920, the family is in Austin where Claude work for the state. His various position include; secretary of State Labor Department in the Capitol in Austin and auditor for State R. R. Commission. Mrs Mick served as a violinist with Austin Community Orchestra. According to Florence Castle, Mrs. Mick also played in the pit at the Majestic Theater in Austin. The Majestic was renamed the Paramount in 1930. Mrs. Mick conducted the Austin Symphony for the Gov. Buford Jester Inauguration in 1949. She played for many years at the Congregational Church of Austin. According to violinist Earl Cornwell, if the pianist played too slowly, Mrs. Mick would poke them with her bow.
Lucile Wilhelmina Mick
Birth 21 May 1915 in Texas
Death 1 Jul 1992 in Yorba Linda, Orange, California, USA
Married November 15, 1945
Earl Robert Cornwell Jr. (1913-2006)
Earl Robert Cornwel was born September 13, 1913, in Austin, Texas, to Earl Robert Sr. and Julia Estill M. Cornwell. His siblings included Katherine (1917-1999?) and Allie Edward(1919-?) His father, born 1884 in Jefferson County, New York was the Bursar at the University of Texas at Austin. He died in 1948 and is buried in Oakwwod Annex Cemetery in Austin. The family lived at 807 Rio Grande Street.
Joseph Donovan Castle (1913-1992)
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Florence Caskey Castle (1917-)
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Thomas Wynn Anderson (1923-)
Thomas W. Anderson was born to Bascom and Beulah Anderson in Austin, Texas. Bascom owned a wholesale and retail creamery. They lived on San Gabriel Street. His siblings included James, E. Elizabeth, David E. and Kenneth. Tom was married to Norma Jean Lewis (1924-2007) in August of 1945. Norma taught special education for many years in the Austin School System. She also was a teacher of English as a second language for Women International. Tom attended the University of Texas earning a BM in 1953 and a MA in 1956. He was the carillonneur at UT. Tom first played the carillon from 1952 until 1956, while a graduate student in music. His brother, David Anderson, preceded him, playing from 1950 until 1952. Former carillonneurs, Charles Hunter (1956-57), Proctor Crow Jr. (1957-59), James Moeser (1959-1961), Gordon King (1961-1963), and Lee Kohlenberg, Jr. (1963-1965), carved their names into the wall of the room where the carillon is played. There was no carillonneur from 1965 until 1967, when U. T. President Harry H. Ransom suggested that Tom Anderson start playing the carillon again. He’s been playing it ever since. You can see an interview with Tom at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PTaPD2ZKYIY
Linnea Bergquist Smith
Linnea Bergquist Smith, 90, died on January 12, 2015, in Eugene. Born to Carl and Elva Bergquist in Pasadena in 1924, she moved with her family to Georgetown, a small town in central Texas, where her father had been called as pastor of the Swedish Methodist church. She lived most of her life in Texas, majoring in English and Music at Southwestern University in Georgetown and then serving as staff accompanist at Southwest Texas State Teacher’s College in San Marcos. In 1948 she married Gene Smith. She taught music at the Texas School for the Blind and later opened a private piano studio in Austin, which thrived for over four decades. Her many musical activities included singing in the choir at All Saints’ Episcopal Church and accompanying performances of the Gilbert & Sullivan Society. Linnea also loved to travel, and drove her beloved Buick Skylark “Mrs. Broadbent” across the country several times. She also enjoyed visiting Sweden, where she re-connected with her family heritage and visited cousins. In 2002 she moved to Eugene and soon joined the Eugene Women’s Chorus and became an accompanist for the Memory Tones. With her daughter and son-in-law she enjoyed attending music festivals, sight seeing in Oregon, and playing music. We loved her sense of humor and her joyful spirit. She is survived by son Thomas Smith, daughter-in-law Tracey Bartlett, granddaughter Helena Smith and her mother Suzanne Bates (all of Minneapolis), daughter Marian Smith and son-in-law Carl Woideck of Eugene, a niece and two nephews and their families, sister-in-law Katie Bergquist, and a host of friends. She was preceded in death by a dear brother, Carl Bergquist. Memorial contributions may be made to Doctors Without Borders or the International Rescue Committee. The family offers special thanks to Sheldon Park Memory Care, especially Franklin Stewart.
Linnea served a year as pianist and then faithfully substituted when a pianist was needed. Her pupil, Laverne Johnston also played for the church.
Laverne Albert Johnston
Laverne Albert Johnston was born Hallettsville, Texas, March 7, 1930. She earned a B.A. from Baylor Univ. in 1951. She received a masters in religious education from the Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in 1954. She returned to Baylor to earn a M.A. in 1957. She did graduate work in botany with Professor Harold C. Bold at the University of Texas at Austin. From 1957-60 she was Assistant Professor of Biology at Baylor University. In 1978 she published a monograph with her husband, Marshall Conring Johnston: “Rhamnus” In: Flora Neotropica, Monograph 20, New York Botanical Garden, New York. Laverne and Marshall have a daughter, Laura.
Robert Rosson, a junior history major with a music minor at Texas State University, is a member of the rock band Sun Machine
Aaron Michael Carter-Cohn
Intersections of music and language are Aaron’s passion in research, particularly vocal production and perception, and the ethno-linguistic cultures of Nigeria. While completing his Master’s in Choral Conducting, he developed a keen interest in voice science working in the Vocal Arts Laboratory of John Nix. There, Aaron conducted preliminary human subject research on West African singing before commencing field research in Nigeria in 2011. In 2013, he returned to Nigeria with the support of the Fulbright program. Aaron is currently earning a PhD in Music Cognition at the Ohio State University, studying with David Huron (author of Sweet Anticipation) and Scott McCoy (author of Your Voice: An Inside View). He is a Colleague of the American Guild of Organists and an active composer of works for chamber groups, chorus, electronic media, and wind ensemble.
Aaron presented a paper, Applying Applied Composition: Results of a Questionnaire on Composition Pedagogy, at the annual meeting of the ISME World Conference and Commission Seminars, China Conservatory of Music (CC) and Chinese National Convention Centre (CNCC), Beijing, China, August 01, 2010.
Amy Harris is a recent graduate of the Butler School of Music at the University of Texas at Austin where she received a Doctorate of Musical Arts degree studying with Vincent Frittelli. She currently teaches violin and viola students using the Suzuki philosophy as her basis for instruction.
Dr. Harris began her violin studies at the age of three, with Peggy Fasing. Upon graduation from high school, she attended the University of Northern Colorado where she studied with Richard Fuchs. For her masters level schooling, she attended the College-Conservatory of Music at the University of Cincinnati, where she studied with Piotr Milewski. She has held orchestral positions in the Colorado Springs Philharmonic, Greeley Philharmonic, and Boulder Philharmonic. She has attended music festivals like National Repertory Orchestra, Round Top, the Henry Mancini Institute, and the Brevard Music Festival. She is a member of the Pi Kappa Lambda honorary music fraternity, and the Delta Omicron music fraternity, which invited her to play at the triennial conference as a guest soloist. Other honors include winning the Angie Southard Convocation Award for excellence in sonata and chamber literature, and winner of the CCM chamber music competition with her quartet FAZA.
Stephanie Phillips conducts workshops in creative music making and improvisation for people of all ages and musical abilities. Her Music Inside Out and Reclaiming Music workshops are the cumulative result of her diverse background in classical music, theater arts and dance. She has presented her unique improvising program at numerous schools, camps and conferences across the U.S. As a classical violist, she performs extensively with several regional symphonies and performance ensembles. Her electro-acoustic composition Mobius was selected by Vox Novus to be included in the 60/60 Midwest Mix for 2007 and has received several performances including at the Electronic Music Midwest Conference in 2007. She is co-founder of the improvisational ensemble Human Trio and can be heard on their CD, until further notice. She recently collaborated with the award winning band Salsa Del Rio, and performed with them at the 2008 Notre Dame Jazz Festival. In fall 2008 she created and taught a semester-length class in trans-stylistic improvisation for the School of Music at Texas State University, San Marcos. Stephanie holds a BA from Oberlin College and a Masters in Music Composition from Texas State. While at Texas State she founded a creative improv ensemble that has been selected to perform at international music conferences. Her most recent CD, recorded in a cave deep beneath the Texas hill country, was released this spring.
Jonathan Geer is a pianist and composer, born in the state of Texas. He spent his formative years in Waxahachie, TX. In 2001, Jonathan graduated with a degree in Film Scoring from Berklee College of Music in Boston, MA. He has worked with many film directors locally as well as internationally. His music has appeared on American Idol, So You Think You Can Dance, the BBC, Access Hollywood and numerous other shows. He has also composed soundtracks for games appearing on Mac, PC, Nintendo DS and iPhone/iPad.
Colin Ferguson is a professional cellist in the Austin area and hails from Chicago. Mr. Ferguson holds a B.A in cello performance from Michigan State University, and an M.M in cello performance from the University of Texas at Austin. He is a member of the Austin Lyric Opera Orchestra, and performs regularly in the Austin Symphony. He is the cellist of the Anderson Piano quintet, and regularly performs in Europe. Mr. Ferguson has taught at Valparaiso University in Indiana, and currently teaches cello students of all ages and levels at Blackerby Violin Shop.