Sol' Down de Stream (voice and piano)
from Two Songs (1912)
Paul Laurence Dunbar, Parted
(1886-1960) Foster, from Leavenworth, Kansas, started playing piano at age 3, and by age 12 was the conductor of a quartette choir and played organ. She studied vocal music and piano under William Sherwood at the Sherwood Conservatory of Music in Chicago. Following her study, she was appointed a director of a musical conservatory at Anarga, IL at the age of 19. She also studied piano under Moritz Rosenthal at Vienna and later at the Munich Conservatory. She spent considerable time also in Leipzig, where she was taught technique by Theodore Wiehmeyer, virtuoso under Alfred Reisenauer, and counterpoint, theory, and composition under Professor Jadassohn. She won an international offered by the German paper, De Wocke, for the best new waltz. She was a well-known voice developer and coach tutoring numerous opera and concert singers in NY. In 1910, her waltz "Prairie Flowers" won the International Waltz Competition in Berlin. She won first place in the American Composers Competition in 1913.
Foster, Fay, "Sol' Down de Stream (voice and piano)" (4384). Dunbar Music Archive. 120.