Urner, Catherine Murphy

Catherine Murphy Urner (1891–1942), United StatesCatherine_Murphy_Urner

Studied piano, voice, and composition at Goucher College, Baltimore. University studies in Oxford, Ohio, Berkeley, and Paris. Was professor at Mills College, California. She collected Native American tribal melodies that she incorporated into many of her compositions. She wrote more than 80 songs, 24 choral works, and 8 works for orchestra, as well as a number of chamber pieces.