Elinor Edmunds Colby was born in Springfield, New Hampshire in 1903. She graduated from Stevens High School in Claremont, N.H. in 1920 and attended the New England Conservatory from 1920 to 1923. A piano student, she studied with Alfred DeVoto and Jesus Sanroma. She was also a student in vocal accompanying under Richard Hageman. A lifelong resident of Claremont, N.H., she served as music supervisor of the Claremont Public Schools for two years, taught private piano lessons for 55 years, and was the organist for the Claremont First Congregational Church from 1927-1959 and the choir director for the church from 1948-1959. Colby served as chairman for the Claremont Community Concert series, president of the Claremont Dramatic Club and originator of the Claremont Marionettes.
From the description of Elinor Colby collection, 1917-1990 (bulk 1919-1923). (New England Conservatory of Music). WorldCat record id: 778792508