Musician; musicologist; university professor. Born– March 29, 1924, Birmingham; grew up in Chapel Hill, NC. Parents– Mitchell Bennett and Dora Mayfred (Matthews) Garrett. Married– Louise Lynch Jones, June 5, 1948. Children– Three. Education– University of North Carolina, A.B., 1947, M.A., 1949, Ph.D., 1952. Served in the U. S. Navy, WWII. Faculty member, Catholic University of America, 1952-1966; professor of music and assistant dean of Temple University College of Music, 1966-.  Member, Music Educators National Conference; Musical Fund Society; Music Teachers National Association; president, North Carolina Chapter of the American Musicological Society, Pennsylvania State Music Teachers Association and Maryland State Music Teachers Association; member Chi Phi, and Phi Mu Alpha. Died December 7, 2008.


Who’s Who in the East, 1975; obituary.


An Introduction to Research in Music. Washington, D.C.; Catholic University of America Press, 1965.

William Billings and the Fuguing Tune.  University of North Carolina Press, 1949.