Ball, Frances de Villa (fem) 22.jan.1873-24.may.1958 USA NY, Schenevus - Florida, West Palm Beach
pianist, teacher, from 1875 raised in Albany NY, studied with Henry W Giles, William Mason in New York, frau Malwine Bree, 1904-1906 with Theodore Leschetizky and composition with herr Labor in Vienna, 1889 debuted at the annual meeting of the New York State Music Teachers Association, played with Seidl's Orchestra Albany, at Festival Hall at the San Francisco Exposition, the Panama Exposition in San Diego, Smith College, Wilson College, Mendelssohn Hall New York, teacher at Emma Willard Conservatory Troy 2 years, 1902 St Agnes School Albany 4 years, Miss Knox's School Briar Cliff Manor 5 years, 1925-1926 Mount Vernon Seminary Washington DC, 1900-1930 private teacher piano in Albany, Cooperstown and New York City, 1945-1950 in West Palm Beach, 1913, 1931 and 1936 she visited Italy ; daughter of physician Ogilvie de Villa Ball (NY Otsego, Exeter 4.feb.1840-15.dec.1915 Albany) and Adelaide van der Zee (NY Hector feb.1842-15.jan.1930 Italy, Florence) ; she never married

[Saerchinger 1918 gives erroneously born 1875 ; Spaeth 1952 gives erroneously born Albany]

Title Parts

[] Romance. Piano
[] Reverie. Piano
[] Moment musical. Piano
[] March. Organ
[] Hail St Agnes
words Ellen Gray Barbour
copyright Frances De Villa Ball, Albany NY 24jul1902

[] Golden jubilee march May 1925. Piano
pub Homer L. Kitt Co., Washington DC 6may1925
copyright Frances De Villa Ball, Washington DC 7may1925

[] Senior class song 1927. Mount Vernon Seminary, Washington DC
words Beulah Carpenter
pub Homer L. Kitt Co., Washington DC 29may1926
copyright Frances de Villa Ball, Washington DC 29may1926

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