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SCHROEDER, Edward Wendell

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SCHROEDER, Edward Wendell. (Dubuque, IA, Nov. 17, 1911-Hawaii, Feb. 1, 1988). Schroeder, the son of Edward J. SCHROEDER, founder of the DUBUQUE SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA, attended the Dubuque Conservatory of Music and the Schroeder Conservatory of Music. In 1934 he graduated from LORAS COLLEGE and received his master's degree in music from the University of Iowa.

Schroeder became the conductor of the Dubuque Symphony Orchestra and also served as the secretary to Archbishop Francis J.L. BECKMAN. (1)



1. "Wheeler and Others Are Entertained by Archbishop Beckman," Daily Times, January 13, 1942

Photo courtesy: Bob Reding
Photo courtesy: Bob Reding