Seward, Theodore F(relinhuysen)
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(b Florida, NY, 25 Jan 1835; d East, Orange, NJ, 30 Aug 1902). American music educator and editor. Seward studied in Boston with Lowell Mason, george frederick Root, and thomas Hastings. After appointments as organist in New London, Connecticut (1857–9), Rochester, New York (1859–67), and New York (1867–8), he moved to Orange (1868) and then to East Orange, New Jersey (1868). He edited song and hymn collections: The Temple Choir (with Mason, 1867), The Coronation (1872), and The Vineyard of Song (1874); and music journals: the Musical Pioneer (from 1867), the New York Musical Gazette (1868–72), the Tonic Sol-fa Advocate (1881–6), the Musical Reform (until 1888), and Universal Song (1889–92). In 1870 he became the director of music for the public schools of East Orange....