Paul Laurence Dunbar, A Plea
(1876-1951) Alden Carpenter graduated from Harvard University in 1897, having studied composition with John Knowles Paine. He had a brief period of study with Edward Elgar in Rome during 1906, and from 1908-12 lessons in theory with Bernhard Ziehm. Carpenter was the recipient of five honorary doctorates, and in 1947 the gold medal of the National Institute of Arts and Letters.
Carpenter, John Alden, "Treat Me Nice" (1828). Dunbar Music Archive. 48.