Dorothy Stolzenbach Payne papers

Dorothy Stolzenbach Payne was a prominent Cincinnati pianist. Born in 1904 in Lima, Ohio, she began studying piano at the age of 6. She attended the College of Music of Cincinnati and studied under Dr. Albino Gorno. After graduating in 1926, she joined the piano faculty of the College of Music and began playing with the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra. In 1928, she married violinist Karl Payne whom she had accompanied during their student years at the college.

Dorothy went on to receive a Master's degree in Music from the Cincinnati Conservatory of Music. She became well-known as a performer and as a teacher. In 1935, she founded the Keyboard Club of Cincinnati, and maintained an active role in the group until her death. In 1967 she was awarded an Honorary Doctorate from the University of Cincinnati.

Dorothy Stolzenbach Payne's papers are housed at the University of Cincinnati's Archives and Rare Books Library. An inventory and finding aid for the collection is available online.

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