FREDERIC GOOSSEN (born in St.
Cloud in 1927) has a Ph.D. in composition from University of
Minnesota. He was also a private student of composer Arthur
Shepherd and theorist Melville Smith at the Longy School of Music.
Goossen has composed over 100
works in a variety of genres, many of which have been recorded.
After teaching at University of
Minnesota and Berea College (KY), Mr. Goossen joined the faculty of of
University of Alabama where he remained as Professor of Composition
and Director of Graduate Studies until retiring as Professor Emeritus.