Frederick Horwood

Frederick (James) Horwood. Educator, clergyman, writer, b London 12 Dec 1888, d Toronto 10 Jun 1976; ATCM 1920, BA (Toronto) 1920, B MUS (Toronto) 1921, D MUS (Toronto) 1926, LTCL 1930. He improvised at the piano even as a child, and at his school played for the visiting Queen Victoria.

Horwood, Frederick

Frederick (James) Horwood. Educator, clergyman, writer, b London 12 Dec 1888, d Toronto 10 Jun 1976; ATCM 1920, BA (Toronto) 1920, B MUS (Toronto) 1921, D MUS (Toronto) 1926, LTCL 1930. He improvised at the piano even as a child, and at his school played for the visiting Queen Victoria. At 12 he left school an expert in shorthand and at 16 he moved to Canada, where he worked on a farm near Lindsay, Ont. While serving as a clergyman he studied for his D MUS at the University of Toronto, and in 1926 he began to teach music appreciation at the TCM. From 1934 to 1948 he represented the music graduates on the University of Toronto Senate. He also gave music talks on the CBC. He wrote the column 'Music Makers' 1946-65 for the United Church Observer, and the books Listening to Music (Toronto 1939), The Basis of Music (Toronto 1944), The Basis of Harmony (Toronto 1948), and Elementary Counterpoint (Toronto 1958). In 1977 the CFMTA established a composition scholarship in his name.