Chanler, Theodore (Ward)
- David E. Campbell
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(b Newport, Rhode Island, April 29, 1902; d Boston, July 27, 1961). American composer and critic. He studied the piano and composition with Hans Ebell and theory with Arthur Shepherd, and in 1919 entered the New York Institute of Musical Art to study with Richard Buhling (piano) and Goetschius (counterpoint). Later he worked under Ernest Bloch at the Cleveland Institute and attended Brasenose College, Oxford University (1923–5). After studying composition for three years with Boulanger in Paris, he returned to the USA in 1933; for a short time in the following year he was music critic for the Boston Herald. He won the League of Composers Town Hall Award in 1940 with Four Rhymes from Peacock Pie, and received two Guggenheim fellowships (1940, 1944). He taught at the Peabody Conservatory (1945–7) and later at the Longy School, Cambridge, Massachusetts, where he remained until his retirement in ...