Ernest G. Eberhard
|Ernest G. Eberhard|
May 30, 1839|
|Died||January 16, 1910
New York City
|Occupation||College president, author, journalist, publisher , music teacher, organist, composer, conductor|
|Education||educated in Europe|
|Spouse||Caroline Louise Bogert|
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. He was also an organist, conductor of choral societies and orchestras, author of musical instruction books and a publisher
Eberhard founded the Grand Conservatory in 1874, with some help from the New York State Legislature. 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. Ernst Eberhard was the first to receive the doctorate.
Eberhard married Caroline Louise Bogert in New York City, June 1876. Their children were Mrs. Edward Lansing, Mrs. Howard Hyde, Beatrice Eberhard ("well known violin virtuoso"), Ernest G. Eberhard.
- Method for Piano, Course of Studies and Course in Technics (17 books)
- Harmony and Counterpoint Simplified
- St Ann's Church, Brooklyn
- Paulist Church, New York City
- First Baptist Church, Manhattan
Clubs and Associations
- New York Times obituary, January 18, 1913, Dr. Ernst G. Eberhard
- The New York Times, May 25, 1884
- Grove's Dictionary of Music and Musicians 1920, page 227
- Grove's Dictionary of Music and Musicians 1920, page 24
- One of the works he published.
- Who's Who in New York City and State, W. F. Brainard, New York, 1911