Seeger, Charles

From Astro-Databank
Jump to: navigation, search
Seeger, Charles Gender: M
Charles Louis Seeger, Jr
born on 14 December 1886 at 07:00 (= 07:00 AM )
Place Mexico City, Mexico, 19n24, 99w09
Timezone LMT m99w09 (is local mean time)
Data source
BC/BR in hand
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Scholfield
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_sagcol.18.gif 22°33' s_mo.18.gif s_leocol.18.gif 03°46 Asc.s_sagcol.18.gif 29°25'

Charles Seeger


American musicologist, composer, teacher, and folklorist, known, among other reasons, for his formulation of dissonant counterpoint. Among Seeger's many specific interests were prescriptive and descriptive music writing and determining the definition of what is meant by singing style.

He is also known as the father of the American folk singers Pete Seeger (1919–2014), Peggy Seeger (b. 1935), and Mike Seeger (1933-2009); and brother of the World War I poet Alan Seeger (1888-1916).

Seeger graduated from Harvard University in 1908, then studied in Cologne, Germany and conducted with the Cologne Opera. Upon discovering a hearing impairment, he left Europe to take a position as Professor of Music at the University of California at Berkeley, where he taught from 1912 to 1916 before being dismissed for his public opposition to U.S. entry into World War I. Seeger then took a position at Juilliard before teaching at the Institute of Musical Art in New York from 1921 to 1933 and the New School for Social Research from 1931 to 1935.

Seeger was a founding member of the American Society for Comparative Musicology in 1933, the parent organization of the American Library of Musicology (ALM).

From 1957 to 1961, he taught at the University of California Los Angeles. From 1961 to 1971 he was a research professor at the Institute of Ethnomusicology at UCLA.

Seeger died on 7 February 1979, aged 92, in Bridgewater, Connecticut.

Link to Wikipedia biography


  • parent->child relationship with Seeger, Pete (born 3 May 1919)


Source Notes

Sy Scholfield provided birth registry entry from Federal District archives.


  • Diagnoses : Body Part Problems : Ears (Hearing impairment)
  • Family : Relationship : Number of Divorces (One)
  • Family : Relationship : Number of Marriages (Two)
  • Family : Parenting : Kids more than 3 (Seven)
  • Family : Parenting : Kids - Noted
  • Lifestyle : Home : Expatriate (American born in Mexico)
  • Personal : Death : Long life more than 80 yrs (Age 92)
  • Vocation : Education : Researcher
  • Vocation : Education : Teacher (Professor of Music)
  • Vocation : Entertain/Music : Composer/ Arranger
  • Vocation : Entertain/Music : Conductor
  • Vocation : Entertain/Music : Music teacher
  • Vocation : Entertain/Music : Other Entertain/Music (Musicologist)
  • Vocation : Humanities+Social Sciences : Ethnologist (Ethnomusicologist, folklorist)
  • Vocation : Military : Pacifist/ Objector
  • Notable : Famous : Founder/ originator (Dissonant counterpoint)