Macandrew, Jennie (1866–1949)

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Macandrew, Jennie (1866–1949)

New Zealand pianist, organist, music teacher, and conductor. Name variations: Jennie West. Born Sept 6, 1866, in Dunedin, New Zealand; died on Dec 24, 1949, at Titirangi, New Zealand; dau. of George Richard West (music shop proprietor) and Mary Elizabeth (Newman) West (music teacher); m. Arthur William Macandrew (telegraph engineer), 1900.

Made 1st public appearance at 11; studied in London and returned to New Zealand, where she taught music at Otago Girls' High School and later at private college (1883); also served as pianist, organist, and conductor at various churches in addition to performing numerous solo concerts.

See also Dictionary of New Zealand Biography (Vol. 2).