Ernest G. Eberhard

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Ernest G. Eberhard
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Born (1839-05-30)May 30, 1839[1]
Hanover, Germany[1]
Died January 16, 1910(1910-01-16) (aged 70)[1]
New York City[1]
Occupation College president, author, journalist, publisher , music teacher, organist, composer, conductor
Language English
Nationality German
Education educated in Europe
Spouse Caroline Louise Bogert[1]
  • Mrs. Edward Lansing
  • Mrs. Howard Hyde
  • Beatrice Eberhard
  • Ernest G. Eberhard.

Ernest G. Eberhard (May 30, 1839 - January 16, 1910) was a German immigrant who founded the Grand Conservatory of New York City, of which he was president for about 40 years.[1][2][3] He was also an organist, conductor of choral societies and orchestras, author of musical instruction books[4] and a publisher[5]

Eberhard founded the Grand Conservatory in 1874,[1] with some help from the New York State Legislature.[2] At a graduation ceremony, Theodore Roosevelt (then a state congressman), admitted to being involved in the legislation which allowed the conservatory to offer a Musical Doctor degree.[2] Ernst Eberhard was the first to receive the doctorate.[2]


Eberhard married Caroline Louise Bogert in New York City, June 1876.[1][6] Their children were Mrs. Edward Lansing, Mrs. Howard Hyde, Beatrice Eberhard ("well known violin virtuoso"), Ernest G. Eberhard.[1][6]


  • Method for Piano, Course of Studies and Course in Technics (17 books)[6]
  • Harmony and Counterpoint Simplified[6]

Organist in[edit]

Conductor of[edit]

  • Newark Philharmonic Society[1][6]

Director of[edit]

  • Parlor Opera Company[6]
  • Student Concert Company[6]

Newspaper correspondent[edit]

  • The Presto, Chicago[6]
  • The American Israelite, Cincinnati[6]

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