1874–1962

Introduction

Born: Ju­ly 12, 1874, Youngs­town, Ohio.

Died: Feb­ru­a­ry 18, 1962, Ev­an­ston, Il­li­nois.

Buried: Me­mor­i­al Park, Sko­kie, Il­li­nois.

Biography

Oldberg’s fa­mi­ly moved to Chi­ca­go, Il­li­nois, in 1886.

He gra­du­ated from the Gott­schalk Lyr­ic School in Chi­ca­go in 1892, then stu­died mu­sic with The­o­dor Le­sche­tiz­ky in Vi­en­na, Aus­tria, and Jo­seph Rhein­berg­er in Mu­nich, Ger­ma­ny.

After re­turn­ing to Am­er­i­ca, Old­berg be­gan com­pos­ing and teach­ing pi­a­no. He joined the mu­sic fa­culty of North­west­ern Un­i­ver­si­ty in 1897.

The next year he went to Ger­ma­ny to stu­dy com­po­si­tion with Jo­seph Rhein­berg­er at the Roy­al Acad­e­my of Art in Mu­nich.

He went on to serve at North­west­ern Un­i­ver­si­ty as a pro­fess­or of pi­a­no and com­po­si­tion (1901–41), di­rect­or of the Pi­a­no De­part­ment (1919–41), and di­rect­or of the Gra­du­ate Mu­sic De­part­ment (1924–41).

Among his stu­dents were com­pos­ers How­ard Han­son and Ce­cil­ia Clare Bo­card.

Sources

Music

Help Needed

If you know where to get a good pho­to of Old­berg (head-and-shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els), would you ?