1907–2006

Introduction

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Born: May 13, 1907, Brook­lyn, New York.

Died: May 6, 2006, Ashe­ville, North Ca­ro­li­na.

Buried: Rest­ha­ven Me­mor­i­al Park, Shaw­nee, Ok­la­ho­ma.

Biography

Warren was the hus­band of Ev­a­lyn Wells.

He earned Ba­che­lor and Mas­ter of Mu­sic de­grees in pi­a­no and com­po­si­tion from Syr­a­cuse Un­i­ver­si­ty, New York, and a Doc­tor of Ed­u­ca­tion de­gree from Co­lum­bia Un­i­ver­si­ty Teach­ers Col­lege (1944).

He taught pi­a­no and the­o­ry at Mur­ray State Teach­ers Col­lege, and head­ed the pi­a­no de­part­ment there (1934–36).

In 1936, he be­came Dean of the Col­lege of Fine Arts at Ok­la­ho­ma Bap­tist Un­i­ver­si­ty; the col­lege was re­named the War­ren M. An­gell Col­lege of Fine Arts in 1956.

He found­ed the Bi­son Glee Club in 1938, and sang with Fred War­ing’s Penn­syl­van­i­ans and the Ro­bert Shaw Cho­rale.

He al­so served on the com­mit­tee for the 1956 Am­er­i­can Bapt­ist Hym­nal.

Sources

Music