Today in Music Teacher History

Birthdays in Music

  • 1734-02-20 Franz Ignaz Beck, German violinist, composer, conductor and music teacher, born in Mannheim, Electorate of the Palatinate (d. 1809)
  • 1748-01-26 Emmanuel Aloys Förster, Bohemian composer and music teacher, born in Niederstaina, Saxony (d. 1823)
  • 1760-03-27 Ishmail Spicer, American publisher, music teacher, and composer, born in Bozrah, Connecticut (d. 1832)
  • 1776-06-01 John George Schetky, American violoncellist, music teacher and composer, born in Edinburgh, Scotland (d. 1831)
  • 1777-01-08 Filippo Traetta, Italian-born American composer & music teacher, born in Venice, Italy (d. 1854)
  • 1826-08-27 Hermann Kipper, German music teacher and composer, born in Koblenz, Germany (d. 1910)
  • 1833-02-22 Josef Foerster, Czech composer and music teacher, born in Osenice, Bohemia, Austro-Hungarian Empire (d. 1907)
  • 1852-09-30 Charles Villiers Stanford, Irish organist, conductor, composer, and music teacher (Royal College of Music, 1882-1924), born in Dublin, Ireland (d. 1924)
  • 1853-01-01 Hans Koessler, German composer, conductor and music teacher, born in Waldeck, Kingdom of Bavaria (d. 1926)
  • 1855-02-17 Aleksander Różycki, Polish pianist, composer, and music teacher, born in Zhitomir, Russian Empire (d. 1915)
  • 1856-04-14 Therese Zamara, Austrian harpist and music teacher, born in Vienna, Austria (d. 1927)
  • 1859-06-22 Frank Damrosch, German-born American author and music teacher (founded NY Musical Institute of Musical Art later Julliard), born in Breslau, Silesia (d. 1937)
  • 1879-01-27 Sven Holger Körling, Swedish organist, music teacher, and composer of children's songs, born in Ystad, Sweden (d. 1948)
  • 1884-05-19 Arthur Meulemans, Flemish composer, conductor, and music teacher (Adriaen Brouwer), born in Aarschot, Belgium (d. 1966)
  • 1886-03-03 R O Morris [Reginald Owen], British composer and music teacher, born in York, England (d. 1948)
  • 1898-01-07 Gerónimo Baqueiro Foster, Mexican woodwind player, composer and music teacher, born in Hopelchén, Campeche (d. 1967)
  • 1898-10-17 Shinichi Suzuki, Japanese music teacher (Suzuki Method), born in Nagoya, Japan (d. 1998)
  • 1926-12-26 Zlatko Pibernik, Croatian composer and music teacher, born in Zagreb, Croatia (d. 2010)
  • 1936-01-09 Peter Fletcher, British orchestral and choral conductor, and music teacher (d. 1999)
  • 1955-12-06 Bright Sheng, Chinese-American concert pianist, composer, (Never Far Away; Hot Pepper), conductor, and music teacher born in Shanghai, China.

Weddings in Music


LoveWedding of Interest

1853-10-20 23rd US President Benjamin Harrison (20) weds music teacher Caroline Scott (21)

23rd US President Benjamin Harrison
23rd US President
Benjamin Harrison

Deaths in Music

  • 1823-11-12 Emmanuel Aloys Förster, Bohemian composer and music teacher, dies at 75
  • 1831-12-11 John George Schetky, American violoncellist, music teacher and composer, dies at 55
  • 1907-01-03 Josef Foerster, Czech composer, and music teacher, dies at 73
  • 1910-10-25 Hermann Kipper, German music teacher and composer, dies at 84
  • 1914-10-15 Aleksander Różycki, Polish pianist, composer, and music teacher dies at 59
  • 1924-03-29 Charles Villiers Stanford, Irish organist, conductor, composer, and music teacher (Royal College of Music, 1882-1924), dies at 71
  • 1926-05-23 Hans Koessler, German composer, conductor and music teacher, dies at 73
  • 1927-08-23 Therese Zamara, Austrian harpist and music teacher, dies at 71
  • 1937-10-22 Frank Damrosch, German-born American author and music teacher (founded New York Musical Institute of Musical Art, later Julliard), dies at 88
  • 1948-10-08 Sven Holger Körling, Swedish organist, music teacher, and composer of children's songs, dies at 69
  • 1948-12-14 R. O. Morris [Reginald Owen], British composer & music teacher, dies at 62
  • 1996-05-21 Peter Fletcher, British orchestral and choral conductor, music educator and author (Roll Over Rock), dies at 60
  • 1996-10-16 James Wild, music teacher, dies at 68
  • 1998-01-26 Shinichi Suzuki, Japanese music teacher (Suzuki Method), dies at 99
  • 2010-07-30 Zlatko Pibernik, Croatian composer and music teacher, dies at 83