Gussen, Edna Gockel (fem) 21.oct.1878-26.apr.1937 USA Kentucky, Covington - Alabama, Birmingham
pianist, organist, conductor, studied music under Xaver and Philipp Scharwenka at Cincinnati College of Music, has taught since 1894, 1895 teacher and 1902 musical director of Birmingham Conservatory, 1900-1902 studied with Van Leer in Berlin, debuted in Berlin, soloist with Thomas, Cincinnati and Boston Festival orchestras, 1915-1916 toured southern and middle western US, 1916-1917 middle western US and the Pacific Coast, accompanist for many well-known artists, assisting artist with various ensemble organizations, 1918-1931 chairman program commission of the Music Study Club Birmingham, 1918 residing at Margaret Apartments with business address 1818 Second Avenue Birmingham, 1931 residing at 2323 7th Avenue Birmingham, buried at Elmwood Cemetery Birmingham ; daughter of bricklayer Thomas Ramsey Gockel (Ohio, Cincinnati 16.may.1845-25.dec.1917 Birmingham) and Rose E Morgan (Ohio, Wilmington 31.dec.1850-15.may.1933 Birmingham) ; 10.oct.1903 in Birmingham Alabama she married composer/pianist/violinist William H Gussen (Philadelphia 7.jan.1871-3.jun.1920 Birmingham) ; daughter Mary M Gussen (Birmingham 15.aug.1904-) and organist/piano teacher Elizabeth Gussen (Birmingham 11.oct.1905-)

Title Parts

[] Alabama. Song. 1917
words Julia S. Tutwiler 1868 or 1869
won the prize offered by the Alabama State Federation of Music Clubs at their annual convention in Gadsden 1917
adopted as State song for Alabama 9 March 1931

[] Dance of the elves. Piano
publisher F. W. Schulz & Co., Boston 27dec1923

[] Serenade. Piano
publisher F. W. Schulz & Co., Boston 26aug1924

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