Helen Johnston Kintner

Helen Johnston Kintner (née McFetridge) studied music at the University of Oregon, graduating in 1949 with a bachelor of music degree. A member of Mu Phi Epsilon, she studied composition under Dr. Arnold Elston, music theory with Donald Allton, and piano with George Hopkins. At the University of Oregon, she was introduced to the music of composer Ernest Bloch, and she was an eyewitness to the lives of Ernest and Marguerite Bloch from 1946 to 1959. In February 2009, she completed The Ernest Bloch I Knew: The Agate Beach Years, which has not yet been released for publication.

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  • Ernest Bloch (1880-1959)

    Ernest Bloch, a Jewish immigrant who spent his final twenty years in Agate Beach, was recognized in his native Switzerland as a child prodigy on the violin by the age of six. By nine years of age, he had written a pledge that he would one day become a composer …

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