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Fred Teuber Collection

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-Descriptive Summary
-Administrative Information
-Biography
-Scope and Content
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Biography

Dr. Fred William Teuber, Distinguished Professor Emeritus, is a native of Flint, Michigan. He began piano lessons at five, trumpet at eleven, and in high school took up the French horn, which became his principal instrument. Dr. Teuber graduated from Michigan State with a Bachelor’s in Music, from the New England Conservatory with a Master’s in Music, and from the University of Iowa with a Ph.D. His academic credentials are in theory and counterpoint, but performing on horn led to his career in music. He spent a summer at Tanglewood, and two years with the Hdq 4th Army Band, San Antonio, then performed studio work in the Los Angeles area. He then played in the Colonial Theater in Boston, with The Harford and El Paso Symphonies, and with the Columbia Philharmonic.

Dr. Teuber came to the University of South Carolina Department of Music in 1967 and was one of only ten full-time faculty members. His immediate duties were to teach all brass instruments, with the intention of moving into theory and composition while continuing to teach horn. One year later, with Peter Gerschefski, Dr. Teuber designed the initial curriculum for the theory and composition major at USC and accepted the first composition student.

Dr. Teuber retired in 2000. In addition to academic work, Dr. Teuber coached brass chamber groups and directed the music for USC Theater Department musicals. He performed with the Columbia Philharmonic Orchestra as well as the Charlotte, Greenville, Augusta, and Charleston Orchestras. His publications, primarily chamber works, include eight titles. Among these titles are Studies for the Horn (Shawnee Press) and The Hornists Nests (Schirmer and Medici Music).

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