University of Alabama to Honor Fred Goossen with Memorial Concert


Oct 23 2011 - 3:00pm
From the University of Alabama: 

As you are likely aware, The University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa and the greater community, and the musical community worldwide lost a great friend with the passing of Dr. Frederic "Fred" Goossen earlier in the summer. This is a great loss to all of us and will certainly be felt in many ways throughout our community. 

Date: Sunday, October 23, 2011
Time: 03:00 PM
Location: Moody Music Building
Cost: FREE

The University of Alabama will honor Dr. Goossen with a memorial concert featuring some of his most significant compositions. This concert will occur on Sunday afternoon October 23, 2011 at 3:00 PM in the Concert Hall of the Moody Music Building at The University of Alabama. We would like to invite your attendance at this concert. It should be a very special and significant afternoon with wonderful performances of some outstanding music by one of the significant composers of the 20th century, Frederic Goossen. It will also serve as an opportunity to celebrate the man, the teacher, the friend, and his many accomplishments.

The concert will feature Mr. Goossen's works including piano works featuring Brad Gowan, clarinet sonata No. 1, a choral piece entitled The Devils Dictionary; a movement from his Symphony No. 4 “Druidica” and Quintet for 2 horns, violin, cello, and piano.

More information here. Frederic Goossen's ACA Page.

We intend to produce a "memory book" devoted to Dr. Goossen which will be available to everyone who attends the concert on October 23, 2011. We are asking anyone who desires to do so, to submit their thoughts and memories regarding Fred. We ask that any submissions be relatively brief and succinct as they will all be collected and included in the published booklet. Frederic Goossen had a deep and lasting impact on many individuals from a variety of walks of life. We hope that this depth and diversity will be represented throughout this collection.

Should you wish to submit your thoughts or memories of Fred, please send it directly to my attention in one of two ways:


1)       Standard mail:

Skip Snead, Director

School of Music

Box 870366

University of Alabama

Tuscaloosa, Alabama 35487 – 0366


2)       Electronic (email):       [email protected]


Please send me any contribution that you would like to make by October 1, 2011, so as to ensure timely inclusion in the collection, prior to printing.

                Frederic Goossen meant many things to many people. I encourage you to join us for a celebration of the man and his music on Sunday, October 23, 2011 at 3:00 p.m.  In addition, please consider adding your thoughts and comments to the memory book that will be distributed that day.




Charles G. "Skip" Snead

Director, School of Music

Professor of Horn

Contact Info: Andi Johnson, 2053487111,Website, [email protected]