1861–1943

Introduction

Born: Jan­u­a­ry 18, 1861, Brook­lyn, New York.

Died: De­cem­ber 25, 1943, Brooklyn, New York.

Buried: Ridge­field Ce­me­te­ry, Ridge­field, New Jer­sey.

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Biography

Huntington was the son of Jon­a­than C. Wood­man and Sar­ah Ann Cope­land, and hus­band of Eth­el Right­er.

He stu­died un­der his fa­ther; Dud­ley Buck of New York (1881–85); and Cae­sar Franck of Pa­ris.

He be­gan his mu­sic­al ca­reer sing­ing at St. George’s Church in Long Is­land, New York.

Att age 18 be­came or­gan­ist at Christ Church in Nor­wich, Con­nec­ti­cut. He went on to serve as or­gan­ist and choir­mas­ter at the First Pres­by­te­ri­an Church, Brook­lyn, New York (1880–1941); pro­fess­or of mu­sic at Pack­er Col­le­gi­ate In­sti­tute, New York Ci­ty; warden of the Guild of Am­er­i­can Org­an­ists; and vice-pre­si­dent of the De­part­ment of Mu­sic at the Brook­lyn In­sti­tute of Arts and Sci­enc­es.

He also ed­it­ed a church mu­sic de­part­ment for the New York Ev­an­gel­ist (1894–97).

Publications

Sources

Music