Corson, who was associate professor of music/director of music education at Westfield State from 1963-88, and is currently the organist at the First Church of Christ, Congregational in North Conway, is celebrating a significant milestone this month — his 90th birthday.
Named by the Mt. Washington Valley Chamber of Commerce as a White Mountain Treasure in 2018 because of his extensive community outreach, the energetic Corson inspires all who know him.
He earned his bachelor’s degree in music from Boston University in 1952; his master’s in music education from BU, with a church ministries minor, in 1954; and his doctorate in musical arts, studying at the Hartt School of Music at the University of Hartford (Conn.) and BU in 1980.
Corson’s teaching career includes serving as director of music for Tantasqua Regional Junior/Senior High School, in Sturbridge, Mass., from 1954-63; and as associate professor of music/director of music education at Westfield State University from 1963-88.