Born in Brooklyn, N.Y., on May 13, 1907, Angell graduated from Ilion, N.Y., High School, and received both bachelor and master of music degrees in piano and composition from Syracuse University, in Syracuse, N.Y. He earned a doctor of education degree from Columbia University Teachers College in 1944. He spent four summers studying in Europe and did summer study at the Eastman School of Music, Rochester, N.Y.
Angell taught piano and theory at Murray State Teachers College, Murray, Ky., as head of the piano department from 1934-36.
Angell moved to Oklahoma in 1936 when he was named dean of the College of Fine Arts and professor of piano, organ, and theory at OBU – a school that was struggling for survival in the midst of the Great De… Go to person page >