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pianist , composer.

Homer Grunn, American pianist, composer. Fellow MacDowell Colony, Peterboro, N.H. Mem, American Society Composers.

Background

Grunn, Homer was born on May 5, 1880 in West Salem, Wisconsin, United States. Son of John Ludwig and Sarah Catherine (Rublee) Grunn.

Education

Studied music under Emil Liebling, Chicago, Ernest Jedliczka, Berlin.

Career

Teacher of piano, Chicago Musical College, 1903-1907. Moved to Los Angeles, California, 1910. Sololist with Los Angeles Symphony Orchestra and People’s Orchestra, 1913-1915.

Assisting artist with Zollner Quartet, 1921-1924. A founder, Brahmns Quintet, 1910, and continued with it 8 seasons. Soloist with Los Angeles Chamber Music Society.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Authors and Publishers, California Society Composers (president 1937-1938), First American (Indian) Association of New Mexico Democrat. Clubs: Musicians, (president 1924), MacDowell of Los Angeles (life). Uplifters (Santa Monica) Composer: Desert Suite.

      Zuni Indian Suite

    • symphonic poem, “Shadow World,” for orchestra. Also 5 operas, 2 ballets and many songs and piano pieces.

Membership

Fellow MacDowell Colony, Peterboro, N.H. Mem, American Society Composers. Clubs: Musicians, (president 1924), MacDowell of Los Angeles (life).

Connections

Married Nell Celeste Denhart, December 28, 1905. Children: Catherine Lydia, Nell Celeste, Sylvia Isabell, Debut at Kimball Hall.

father:
John Ludwig Grunn

mother:
Sarah Catherine (Rublee) Grunn

spouse:
Nell Celeste Denhart

children:
Catherine Lydia Grunn

Nell Celeste Grunn

Sylvia Isabell Grunn

Debut at Kimball Hall Grunn