Traditional musician and scholar who was simply an advocate for the works of Charles Ives, Aaron Copland, Carl Ruggles, and Roy Harris. He examined at Princeton School from 1922 at the same time when Princeton lacked a music section. He helped to create focus on Charles Ives after getting the first ever to publicly execute Ives’ Concord Sonata totally. His dad John went a rewarding jewelry business. He and Aaron Copland went to The American Conservatory in Fontainebleau at exactly the same time, becoming good friends and collaborators.