Ball (artistic name Austin-Ball), Thomas 8.sep.1872-3.oct.1944 Ireland, Belfast - USA NY, Rochester
bass singer, teacher of singing, lyricist, educated at Model School in Belfast, studied singing with Adolph Stussi in Belfast, Thomas A Wallworth and Winslow Hall at the Royal Academy of Music in London, with Giovanni Sbriglia in Paris, 12.dec.1903 debuted as bass soloist in Haydn's 'Creation' at Hastings England, for 10 years he sang for principal musical societies in the British Isles, for several years teacher of singing in London, 10.may.1907 emigrated to the USA deserting his wife and 2 young children, for 2 years soloist at Tompkins Avenue Church in Brooklyn, for 3 years director of the vocal department Skidmore School of Arts in Saratoga Springs NY, 3 years at All Saints Conservatory of Music in Sioux Falls South Dakota, 1917 teaching in New York City and Montclair NJ, member of Musicians Club New York, New York State Music Teachers' Association, 32nd deg. Mason, 1918 residing at 25 Melrose Place in Montclair NJ, 1923-1942 teacher voice at the Eastman School of Music in Rochester ; son of wholesale spirit merchand William Ball and Agnes Shilliday ; 28.oct.1899 in London Hornsey he married Florence Ada Stock (London Islington 1873-), children Gerald Leslie Fendalin (London Hackney 23.aug.1900-) and Eileen (London Hackney 6.nov.1903-) ; 22.jul.1916 in New York Brooklyn he married author Alice Garland Steele (New York City mar.1879-5.feb.1955 North Carolina, Asheville while residing in Rochester)

Title Parts

[] (titles unknown). has composed songs, sacred and secular published by Witmark & Co.
[Saerchinger 1918]

[] The Lord's prayer. Song for low voice in A flat
pub Witmark & Co., New York 1909

[] Seven responses. Mixed voices
words Thomas Austin-Ball, music Gottfried H. Federlein of U.S.
pub Boston Music Co., Boston 30jun1925
copyright renewal Dorothy Cooke Federlein (widow) 3jul1952

[] To the singer. Song
words Thomas Austin-Ball
a musical composition but the name of the composer is not given
unpublished, copyright Gertrude Metcalf Stillinger, Scarsdale NY 7dec1944

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