Eurydice Osterman


Eurydice V. Osterman is a Fulbright scholar, a published author, and composer whose works have been read and performed around the world. A listing of her works is cited in the book, Music by Black Women Composers: A Bibliography of Available Scores by Helen Walker-Hill, CBRM Monographs, No.5, 1995. She is also the featured composer in the dissertation of Angelique Clay, β€œThe Life and Music of Eurydice V. Osterman.” She is the author of the books, What God Says About Music and Worship: From Praise Him to Praise Hymn. She is also an accomplished organist and served two years as the Dean of the Greater Huntsville Chapter of the American Guild of Organists in Huntsville, Alabama.

Dr. Osterman earned both the Bachelor and Master of Music degrees from Andrews University in Berrien Springs, Michigan in Music Education, and the Doctor of Musical Arts degree in Composition from The University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa, studying with the late Harry Phillips. Prior to retiring from teaching at Oakwood University, she served as chair of the department at one time. She also served as chair of the music department at Northern Caribbean University in Jamaica.

Dr. Osterman has conducted music seminars throughout the United States, Europe, the Caribbean, South America, and Africa. She is the recipient of many awards and holds membership in several professional organizations, including Phi Kappa Lambda, a national honor society, the College Music Society.

Dr. Osterman is currently involved in composing for other commissions, publishing her works, and tutoring graduate and doctoral students in theory.