Born in Brooklyn, Brockway made his musical career as a pianist, composer, and teacher. After studying and performing in Europe, he taught at several American music schools, including the Peabody Institute, Mannes College, and what would become the Juilliard School.
Some of his most popular folk song arrangements is his collection of Kentucky folk songs.
— Christie Finn
Source: Barton Cantrell and Michael Meckna’s article in the New Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians