- Jewel A. Smith
(b Columbus, OH, Oct 13, 1850; d New York, April 26, 1923). American organist, choral and orchestral conductor, and teacher. In 1873 Theodore Thomas appointed Mees organist of the first Cincinnati May Festival. Shortly thereafter he studied in Berlin with Kullak (piano), Weitzmann (theory) and Dorn (score reading and conducting). In ...