John Knowles Paine


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(b Portland, Maine, 1839; d Cambridge, Mass., 1906).

Amer. composer, organist, and teacher. Became instructor in mus., Harvard Univ. 1862, ass. prof. of mus. 1873, prof. 1875–1906 (the first Amer. prof. of mus.). Pupils incl. D. G. Mason, J. A. Carpenter, and Richard Aldrich. Wrote 2 operas, 2 syms., choral works incl. Mass in D (1866–7), and chamber mus.

Subjects: Music.

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