Harry Benjamin Jepson

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This article is about the American organist. For the rugby administrator, see Harry Jepson.
Harry Benjamin Jepson
Born August 16, 1870
New Haven, Connecticut
Died August 23, 1952 (aged 81–82)
Noank, Connecticut
Spouse(s) Isabella James

Harry Benjamin Jepson (1870–1952) was an American organist and composer and (starting in 1906) the first University Organist of Yale.[1]

Jepson studied at Yale under Horatio Parker and Gustave Stoeckel, earning a B.A. in 1893 and a B.M. in 1894. He then studied in Paris under Charles Marie Widor and Louis Vierne. He was appointed instructor at Yale in 2895, eventually rising to a full professorship in 1907.[2]

Among his students were Edward Shippen Barnes.

Yale's Harry B. Jepson Memorial Scholarship is named after him.


  1. ^ "A New Endowment to Secure the Future of The Newberry Memorial Organ / Woolsey Hall" Accessed June 21, 2012.
  2. ^ "Selected Compositions of Harry Benjamin Jepson Misc. Ms. 216" (description of holding at Yale library). Accessed June 21, 2012.