KROEGER, Karl Douglas. b. Louisville, Kentucky, 13 April 1932. Kroeger is a distinguished composer and musicologist, known especially for modern editions of early American sacred music, including anthems and hymn tunes by William Billings* and Daniel Read*.
Karl, the son of Carl Kroeger (1905-1984) and Lillian Catherine Gnadinger 1907-1990), graduated from Louisville Male High School in 1949 and received three degrees from the University of Louisville: BM 1954; BMEd 1958; and MM 1959. Among his teachers were Claude Almand (1915-1957), and George Perle (1915-2009) a composer-author and proponent of twelve-tone tonality who won the Pulitzer Prize in Music in 1986 for his Fourth Wind...
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