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Theodore Presser

This publication provides biographical and related material concerning Theodore Presser.
In 1870, Ohio Northern University's first president, Henry Solomon Lehr, hired a young Theodore Presser as the institution's first music instructor. Although his stay at Northern was brief, he maintained cordial relations with Lehr. Years later, when Presser had become successful in the world of music publishing, he established the Presser Foundation. Part of the foundation's funds were used to construct music education facilities on various college campuses including Northern's own Presser Hall.
  • A twelve-part biography of Theodore Presser, which originally appeared in The Etude in 1948 and 1949, has been reproduced with permission of the publisher.
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