The Musical Leader

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The Musical Leader was an American periodical founded in 1900 by Florence French and her husband, Charles F. French.[1] The publication was published in Chicago and ran until 1967.

Publishers, editors, authors[edit]

  • Charles F. French (1861–1916), founding joint-editor
  • Florence M. French (1868–1941), founding joint-editor
  • J. French Demerath (née Josephine Ethel French; 1893–1975; daughter of Charles & Florence)
  • Evelyn French Smith (née Evelyn French; born 1892; daughter of Charles & Florence)
  • Marion Bauer (1882–1955)[2][3]
  • Emilie Frances Bauer (1865–1926) (Marion's sister)

Worldcat links[edit]


  1. ^ Obituary: Mrs. Charles F. French, The New York Times, October 16, 1941
  2. ^ Christine Parker Ammer (born 1931), Unsung: A History of Women in American Music, Century ed. Portland: Amadeus Press (2001) ISBN 978-1-57467-058-5
  3. ^ Ammer, 148. Prior to her death in 1926, Bauer had held the post at the Musical Leader — Susan Pickett, From the Wild West to New York Modernism, The Maud Powell Signature, Women in Music, pg 40 (June 2008)