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Martin George Dumler, American composer.


Dumler, Martin George was born on December 22, 1868 in Cincinnati, Ohio, United States. Son of Martin and Magdalena (Diem) Dumler.


Preparatory education, St. Joseph School, Cincinnati, 1874-1880, St. Xavier College, 1880-1881. Student College of Music of Cincinnati, 1895-1901, Master of Music, from same, 1924, honorary Doctor of Music, 1934. Doctor of Laws, St. Xavier College, 1927.

Studied painting with Martin Rettig, Richard Busebaum and E. H. Potthast.


1 son, Martin Henry. Began musical career as choir boy at St. Joseph’s R.C. Church, Cincinnati. Visited mus. centers of Europe, 1889. Has produced numerous sacred and secular compositions played in the United States and Europe including Opus 40, a mus. setting of the “Stabat Mater” played by the Cincinnati Museum Festival Association, 1935.

Received $500 Sachs Prize for outstanding achievement 1944, on composition Ballet Scenes, Opus 50, played by Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra under Eugene Goossens. Te Deum performed Cincinnati Musical Festival, 1946. With Chatfield & Woods Sack Company, president since 1929.

President Bruckner Society of America (honorary member International Bruckner Society of Vienna). Vice president College of Music of Cincinnati. Director Cincinnati May Festival Association.

Life member Cincinnati Art Museum Association. Member Executive Committee Society of St. Gregory of America. Member National Association for American Composers and Conductors.


Clubs: Queen City, Cincinnati, McDowel, Musicians. Art (Cincinnati).


Married Pearl Estelle Droste, January 23, 1907.

Martin Dumler

Magdalena (Diem) Dumler

Pearl Estelle Droste