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William Edwin Haesche

William Edwin Haesche was an American composer. Haesche was born in New Haven, Connecticut, to Henry W. Haesche, a German immigrant, his wife, the former Rosian Gaffney, an Irish immigrant, he studied violin with piano with Ernst Perabo. He was self-taught in music theory, except for a course in fugue and general composition with Horatio Parker at Yale University where he was awarded the degree of Bachelor of Music, he co-founded the New Haven Symphony Orchestra. He conducted a choir of 250 voices. In 1903 he became instructor of instrumentation at Yale. In the 1894 New Haven city directory, he is listed as being a violin teacher, he wrote a number of works for orchestra, as well as songs. Haesche composed the piece "Marguerite Waltz" for piano, his works include: 1896: Forest Idylle, tone poem for orchestra 1897: Fridtjof Saga, overture 1898: Young Lovel's Bride, ballad for female choir and orchestra 1899: Springtime, overture 1901: Symphony in A-flat 1903: The Haunted Oak of Nannau, dramatic cantata for chorus and orchestra 1904: Fridtjof, symphonic poem 1904: Ingeborg, symphonic poem 1913: The South, symphonic poem 1913: Symphonietta Sonata for piano and violin in E major Legend for violin and piano Anthems, songsAt the time of his death he was employed by Hollins College where he was teaching music theory.

As stated on his death certificate, Haesche died in Roanoke, Virginia, of carcinoma of the rectum after two operations. Howard, John Tasker. Our American Music: Three Hundred Years of It. New York: Thomas Y. Crowell Company. Free scores by William Edwin Haesche at the International Music Score Library Project

Gertrude Gogin

Eleanor Gertrude Gogin was an American educator, a national secretary of the YWCA, in charge of the organization's programming for girls and young women from 1918 to 1927. Gertrude Gogin was born in Boston and lived in Brookline, the daughter of George W. Gogin and Matilda Allen Gogin, her father worked in the steel industry, her grandfather Thomas Gogin was head of the Norway Iron Works in Massachusetts. She graduated from Vassar College in 1908. In 1910 she earned a master's degree in history at Columbia University. Gogin taught one year in St. Joseph, at the Baldwin School in Pennsylvania in 1914. Soon after, she was a national secretary of the YWCA. In 1918 she was national head of the Girls' Division, responsible for the organization's wartime "Victory Girls" program. In 1919 Gogin wrote manuals for YWCA programs for various age levels, including the Rainbow Club for schoolgirls, the Girl Reserves for teens, the Be Square Club for young working women, she lectured across the United States.

She addressed a national YWCA meeting in San Francisco in 1922, on the topic of flappers: "Why rail at the flapper? She is as true as any girl of any time, she is but the product of the present and the conditions of the present," she explained. She wrote articles for Rural Manhood, The Church School Journal, The Vassar Miscellany, other publications. Gogin resigned from the YWCA in 1927, she returned to school work, by 1933 became principal of the Santa Barbara Girls' School in California. The school closed in 1938. Gogin was president of the Vassar Club of Southern California in 1950, still on the board of the organization in 1958. Gogin and her friend, fellow teacher Minnie Bertha Smith, bought a vacation house together in Carmel in 1931, spent time there during the winter school holiday in 1936. Gogin was named as Smith's "beloved friend" in a brief notice when Smith died in 1945. Gogin died in 1967, aged 81 years, in California, she left a large bequest to Vassar College. Gertrude Gogin at Find a Grave