A Century of Music

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Dr. Sunderman in his hometown of Juniata, Pennsylvania, in 1905.

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With the Trinity Lutheran Church Orchestra in Juniata in 1910. Dr. Sunderman is on the far left, first row; next to him is T.D. Williams, the orchesta's leader.

A violinist, composer, and machine shop supervisor for the Pennsylvania Railroad Company, Williams was one of Dr. Sunderman's early teachers. Many of his pieces for solo violin, published by the Philadelphia-based music publisher Theodore Presser, are in the score collection.

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At age 15, as guest soloist with the Altoona (Pennsylvania) Orchestra, 1913.

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The Gettysburg College Glee Club and Orchestra, 1919. Dr. Sunderman is front row, 3rd from the left; Henry Scharf is directly behind him.

While a student at the college, Dr. Sunderman was also active as a violin teacher and performer, including accompanying silent movies and leading "Sunderman's Jazzarinas." One of his students was Henry Scharf, son of the owner of the Gettysburg Hotel. Scharf went on to build the Majestic Theater in Gettysburg in 1925. Today the College is renovating the theater for use as a performing arts center.

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Dr. Sunderman in 1940.

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As soloist in the Bruch Concerto with the Trenton Symphony Orchestra, 1960.

 

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Dr. Sunderman in Yemen, 1978.

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Dr. Sunderman and his son, Dr. F. William Sunderman, Jr., playing the Mozart G Major Duo, K. 423 in Carnegie Hall in 1992.