Through study of the conditions of the past one is often able to appreciate the present a great deal more. Particularly does this seem true when one looks into the early musical activities in our State of Utah. Most people are aware of the great amount of musical activities existing at the present time in Utah, but many fail to stop and realize the background of work and effort applied to bring these musical experiences before the public. Many fail to realize the pioneering work done by individuals to advance music to its present degree of performance. Names such as John Tullidge, Sr., George Careless, C. J. Thomas, Ebenezer Beesley, Thomas C. Griggs, Evan Stephens, David O. Calder, Joseph J. Daynes, John J. McClellan, and others are unfamiliar names to many people living in Utah today. The seeking out of the information available on these men and recording it in a permanent manner certainly seems a worthy contribution to our present society.
For this reason the author has chosen George Edward Percy Careless as a subject of study and research in order that details of his life and contributions to the musical culture of Utah might be made available.
College and Department
Fine Arts and Communications; Music
BYU ScholarsArchive Citation
Putnam, Howard Hoggan, "George Edward Percy Careless: His Contributions to the Musical Culture of Utah and the Significance of His Life and Works" (1957). Theses and Dissertations. 5056.
G. Careless, George, 1839-1932, Music, History, criticism, Utah