- William R. Lee
(b Austria-Hungary, Feb 11, 1888; d Pittsburgh, May 27, 1959). American music educator, psychologist, and scholar. Schoen earned a BA from the City College of New York (1911) and taught modern languages at City High School in Chattanooga, Tennessee (1912–14). He became director of the Department of Music at East Tennessee State Normal School (1914–20), where he was intensely involved in the Southern rural reform movement. He earned a PhD in psychology at the University of Iowa with Carl E. Seashore (1920–21) and became an instructor at Carnegie Institute of Technology in 1921, serving as head of the Department of Psychology and Education (1925–47). A prolific author, his publications encompassed music and music education, psychology, philosophy, religion, and art. His psychology, largely introspective, characteristically examined the affective side of music and was often related to his work in aesthetics and philosophy. Schoen was strongly influenced by music educator Charles H. Farnsworth of Teachers College, Columbia University. He was editor of the pioneering ...