Author:Karl Wilson Gehrkens

Karl Wilson Gehrkens
American musical scholar.



  • Music Notation and Terminology, 1914 (1921)
  • Essentials in Conducting (Boston: Oliver Ditson, 1919) OCLC:912608all editions
  • An Introduction to School Music Teaching (Boston: C. C. Birchard & Co., 1919)
  • Fundamentals of Music (Boston: Oliver Ditson, 1924)
  • Handbook of Musical Terms (Boston: Oliver Ditson, 1927)
  • Twenty Lessons in Conducting (Boston: Oliver Ditson, 1930)
  • Universal School Music Series (New York: Hinds, Hayden & Eldredge, 1923-36), a series of song book and teachers' manuals for use in grade and high schools prepared with Walter Damrosch and George Gartlan
  • Music in the Grade Schools (Boston: C. C. Birchard, 1934)
  • Music in the Junior High School (Boston: C. C. Birchard, 1936)


  • editor of School Music (1925-34)
  • Department Editor for The Etude
  • Editorial writer for Educational Music Magazine
  • contributed frequently to other music periodicals


  • Music Editor for the second edition of Webster's New International Dictionary of the English Language (Springfield, Mass: G. & C. Merriam, 1930).

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