Carpenter, John Alden
- Thomas C. Pierson
(b Park Ridge, IL, Feb 28, 1876; d Chicago, April 26, 1951). American composer. He was the son of a wealthy industrialist and a professionally trained singer, who fostered his early musical studies. After piano and theory lessons with Amy Fay and W.C.E. Seeboeck, he studied music at Harvard with J.K. Paine, graduating in ...