Edward Collett May

February 8, 2008

Edward Collett May was a celebrated organist and singing-teacher, born in Greenwich, England, October 29th 1806; he died at London, January 2nd 1887. A pupil of Thomas Adams, C. Potter, and Crivelli, he was organist of Greenwich Hospital, 1837-69; and professor of vocal music at Queen’s College, London. A disciple of Hullah, he taught in numerous schools and private classes, doing much to popularize singing among the masses. May published “Progressive Vocal Exercises for Daily Practice” (in 1853), and various songs.

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