Frederic Goossen

Classical Composer, Theorist University of Alabama

Lived in Tuscaloosa, AL

Source: Alabama Music Hall of Fame

Music by Frederic Goossen

 

Frederic Goossen (b. 1927) was educated at the University of Minnesota, completing a PhD in 1954 under Donald Ferguson (composition), James Aliferis (composition and theory), and William Lindsay (piano). He also studied privately with Arthur Shepard (composition) and Melville Smith (counterpoint) at the Longy School of Music, Cambridge, Mass.

Goossen has composed over 100 works in a variety of genres, many of which have been recorded by CRI, New World, and Opus One.

After teaching at University of Minnesota and Berea College (KY), Mr. Goossen joined the faculty of of University of Alabama where he remained as Professor of Composition and Director of Graduate Studies until retiring as Professor Emeritus.

In 1991 Mr. Goosen received an award from the American Academy of Arts and Letters for lifetime achievement in music composition.

Source: http://composers.com/frederic-goossen

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