EDWIN LITCHFIELD TURNBULL CHAIR IN MUSIC
Established in 1943 by the estate of Edwin L. Turnbull

Image Credit: Michael McGovern EDWIN L. TURNBULL, A&S 1893, invigorated and guided musical life on the Homewood campus from the time he was a student until his death in 1927 at the age of 55. He was an excellent amateur violinist, conductor, and composer, and he established the first Hopkins Orchestra in 1919. A Baltimorean who was successful in the real estate business, Mr. Turnbull was often relied upon by the university to arrange its Commemoration and commencement day orchestral programs. His estate made provisions for the continued support of the orchestra, for this professorship, and for the Turnbull Musical Collection in the university library, to which he contributed his own impressive collection of scores, autographs, and books. (Shown is a detail of the staircase in the lobby of the Miriam A. Friedberg Concert Hall.)

 

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