Calvin Brainerd Cady

Calvin Brainerd Cady (June 21, 1851 – May 29, 1928) was an American musician, music teacher, leading educational philosopher and writer of the progressive era of education in his subject area.

Cady founded the music department at the University of Michigan, now the University of Michigan School of Music, Theatre & Dance. He became known for his pedagogical theories while working with John Dewey at the University Elementary School, today's University of Chicago Laboratory Schools and later at the Cornish School, now Cornish College of the Arts in Seattle. Cady was a leader in advocating for degree programs in music within university curricula, and who “believed that music should be taught as a means to further understanding of the liberal arts.”

Birth and Death Data: Born June 21, 1851 (Barry), Died May 29, 1928

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1922

Roles Represented in DAHR: arranger

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Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor B-26438 10-in. 4/27/1922 Spring song Olga Samaroff Stokowski Piano solo arranger  


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