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Lucille Tingle Masson (1901-1989) was a music teacher, organist, and choirmaster who earned degrees from the Johns Hopkins University and the Peabody Conservatory. The collection contains Masson's master's thesis, "The Musical Heritage of the Protestant Episcopal Church" (1954), and notes from her music theory classes at the Peabody Conservatory.
Richard Benda was a pianist and teacher renowned for his strategy in teaching the Joseph Schillinger system of musical composition. The Richard Benda papers contain manuscript notebooks and transcriptions of his teaching material concerned with the Schillinger system. Also included are pedagogical materials in the form of notes, recordings, and an unpublished supplement to the Schillinger system.