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Daniel Herman Pedtke

Daniel Herman Pedtke, musician, educator. Recipient Distinguished Alumnus award DePaul University, 1963. Fellow American Guild Organists; member Association University Professors, National Catholic Music Educators Association Indiana (member of advisory board).

Background

  • Pedtke, Daniel Herman was born on January 6, 1906 in Chicago, Illinois, United States. Son of Herman and Theckla (Prince) Pedtke.

  • Education

    • Museum B., DePaul University, 1935.

    Career

    • Appeared in organ and piano concerts, from 1925. Piano soloist Orchestra Hall, Chicago, 1927. Organist, choir director, 1924-1932.

      Head department music College of St. Teresa, Winona, Minnesota, 1932. Head department music U. Notre Dame 1937-1955, professor emeritus, 1973-1976. Organist, choir director St. Patrick’s Church, South Bend, Indiana.

      Director Notre Dame Glee Club, 1938-1973.

    Works

    • Author: (textbook) Theory of Modulation.

    Religion

    Denomination: Roman Catholic

    Membership

    Fellow American Guild Organists. Member Association University Professors, National Catholic Music Educators Association Indiana (member of advisory board).

    Connections

    • Married Helen Melinski, September 2, 1937. Children: Dorothy, William, Mary, Theresa, Catherine, Robert, Daniel.
    • father: Herman Pedtke
    • mother: Theckla (Prince) Pedtke
    • spouse: Helen Melinski
    • children: Dorothy Pedtke
    • William Pedtke
    • Mary Pedtke
    • Theresa Pedtke
    • Catherine Pedtke
    • Robert Pedtke
    • Daniel Pedtke
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    Born January 6, 1906
    Died December 10, 1976
    (aged 70)
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