Lucien Southard

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Lucien Southard (1827, Sharon, Vermont – 1881, Augusta, Georgia) was an American conductor, who directed concerts at the Peabody Institute following the tenure of James Monroe Deems. Southard's reign in control of the Institute was not entirely positive, a situation which Southard blamed on the lack of a "proper musical atmosphere" in Baltimore, Maryland. Southard became the first director of the Baltimore Academy of Music. He also published Elements of Thorough Bass and Harmony, in 1865.