November 13, 1854, Lowell, Massachusetts.
April 4, 1931, Boston, Massachusetts.
Chadwick’s ashes were interred in Mount Auburn Cemetery, Cambridge, Massachusetts.
Chadwick studied music in his late teens at the New England Conservatory, and later with Jadassohn at the Leipzig Conservatory and Rheinberger in Munich.
Upon return to America in 1880, he taught and played the organ. He wrote a textbook in 1897, became director of the New England Conservatory the same year, set up an opera workshop and student orchestra, and directed the Springfield Music Festival (1889–99).
He works include symphonies, concert overtures, string quartets, piano quintets, songs, and religious music. Among his operas are Tabasco (Boston, Massachusetts: 1894), Judith (Worcester: 1901), and The Padrone (1912).