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Philip Henry Goepp, musician. member Harvard Museum Club.


Goepp, Philip Henry was born on June 23, 1864 in New York, United States. Son of Charles and Martha Neal C. Goepp.


Educated classical schools Stuttgart and Esslingen. Germany, 1872-1877; Bachelor of Arts, Harvard, 1884. Bachelor of Laws, University of Pennsylvania, 1888.

Museum Doctor, Temple University, 1919.


Admitted Philadelphia bar, 1888. Adopted music as a profession, 1891. Teacher, composer, organist, choirmaster.

Professor theory of music Temple University A founder and president Manuscript Music Society, Philadelphia. Honorary member Harvard Museum Club.


  • Other Work

    • Composer of a fairy opera, “The Lost Prince” (words by John Jay Chapman), and numerous songs, anthems, part-songs and instrumental music, including a sonata for piano and violin in D, a quintet for piano and strings, a tone-poem “King Cole” and a Hindu suite for orchestra. Also writer for years of descriptive notes in programs for symphony concerts of Philadelphia Orchestra. Author: Symphonies and Their Meaning (3 vols.), 1898, 1902, 13.

      Editor: Annals of Music in Philadelphia, 1896. Contributor to Atlantic Monthly. Professor of music, Ursinus College and instructor in theory of music, Temple University.


Member Harvard Museum Club.


Charles Goepp

Martha Neal C. Goepp