Stoeckel, Gustave Jacob



He was for many years connected with the music department at Yale University. Was born in Maikammer, Germany. He was graduated from the Kaiserslautern, Bavaria, and after living in Germany for some time as a teacher and organist, came to the United States in 1847. Two years later he became instructor in music at Yale University and played the organ in the College chapel. He became Battell Professor of Music at Yale in 1890 and was at the head of the music department. On his resignation, in 1896, he was given the title of professor emeritus. He lived at Norfolk, Connecticut, and died during 1907. He has written several operas, from which selections have been performed by orchestras at various times; a College Hymn Book that was used at Yale; much sacred music; and instrumental and vocal music.