Competition: US & Canada
As published in the Foundation’s Report for 1926–27:
McKinley, Carl: Appointed for creative work in musical composition, and for the study of contemporary music in Europe; tenure, twelve months from October 1, 1927.
Born October 9, 1895, at Yarmouth, Maine. Education: Knox Conservatory of Music, Galesburg, Illinois, Mus.B., 1915; Harvard College, A.B., 1917. Elkan Naumburg Fellowship (Harvard), 1917–18, used in New York for study of composition with Rubin Goldmark.
Compositions: Motet, “The Man of Galilee,” Francis Boott Prize, Harvard, 1916; Sonata for Violin and Piano, 1917; “Indian Summer Idyl,” tone-picture for orchestra, first performed by New England Conservatory Orchestra under Chadwick, May 11, 1917, also by New York Philharmonic Orchestra, under Stransky, November 7, 1919; “The Blue Flower,” symphonic poem for orchestra, awarded H. H. Flagler prize in 1921, first performed by New York Philharmonic Orchestra, under Hadley, January 8, 1924; “Masquerade” for orchestra, first performed at New York Stadium Concerts, (Philharmonic Orchestra) under composer’s direction, August 21, 1926, and also performed under composer’s direction by Chicago Symphony Orchestra, January 21 and 22, 1927; various organ pieces, piano pieces and songs.