Belcher, Mary Carver Williams (fem) 27.nov.1897-6.sep.1986 USA Illinois, Chicago - New Jersey, Westfield
1920 graduated in music from Western Reserve University in Cleveland, 1920 teacher piano, composition and harmony at the Cosmopolitan School of Music in Chicago, 1926 moved to Westfield, 1926-1936 choirmaster at the Presbyterian Church in Westfield, 1930-1935 director of music at St Christopher's School, 1930-1972 private teacher piano in Westfield, 1933-1937 founder/director of the Westfield School of Musical Arts, founder of the Westfield Symphony, 1942 residing at 550 Prospect Street Westfield, 1948-1975 board member of the Westfield Community Concerts, for 63 years member of the Westfield Music Club, died at Overlook Hospital in Summit NJ, buried at Long Lake Cemetery New York ; daughter of bass singer and music teacher William Carver Williams (Ohio, Kent 8.jul.1867-29.nov.1927 Illinois, Chicago La Grange) and Eliza Thomson Dunn (NY 28.jan.1871-6.aug.1932 La Grange) ; 1921 she married statistician/organist Donald Ray Belcher (Michigan, Albion 4.nov.1887-nov.1975 Westfield)

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[] The legend of Ronsard and Madelon. Opera. Female voices. Art Museum, Cleveland jun1918
composed and first produced at Western Reserve University in Cleveland
arr for solo voices, chorus and orchestra 1943
libretto Louise Morris
produced at Stephen Foster Memorial, Pittsburgh 19jan1943
produced by the Westfield Musical Club, Roosevelt Junior High School 9may1950
produced at the National Music Camp, Center for the Arts, Interlochen, Michigan 1952

[] Love song. Soprano and piano
Maria Mendoza, John Ahlstrand. Westfield Musical Club, Masonic Temple, Westfield 15nov1945

[] By heart, by measure. Play in one act. 29jun1955
writing: Offering for mangers. 4 Poems. Westfield NJ 10dec1957
set to music as "Poet now forevermore" by her son composer Jonathan Belcher of Alturas California

writing: A history of fifty years, 1915 to 1965. Five decades of inspiration, imagination, productivity and dedicated cultural service
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