White, Clarence Cameron

White, Clarence Cameron,

1880–1960, American composer and violinist, b. Clarksville, Tenn., studied at the Oberlin Conservatory and in Europe. In addition to activities as violinist and teacher in Boston (1912–23) and New York City, he was director of music at West Virginia State College (1924–30) and at Hampton Institute (1932–35). His compositions for the violin include Bandanna Sketches and arrangements of spirituals, and he also wrote an opera Ouanga (1932), based on Haitian history.