William Self (organist)

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William Shuford Self (1906–1998) was an American organist and choirmaster.

William Self was born April 22, 1906 in Lenoir, North Carolina. He studied at The Peabody Institute and New England Conservatory, where he received the Diploma (1926) and Soloist Diploma (1930). He also studied with Joseph Bonnet.

Most of Self’s career was spent at two Episcopal Church congregations: All Saints’ Church, Worcester, Massachusetts (1933–1954) and St. Thomas Episcopal Church, New York (1954–1971).

William Self died April 8, 1998.


  • William Self, For Mine Eyes Have Seen (Worcester, Massachusetts: Worcester Chapter of the American Guild of Organists, 1990)
Preceded by
T. Frederick Candlyn
Organist & Choirmaster,
Saint Thomas Church, New York

Succeeded by
Gerre Hancock