pommer pianoforte keyboard

In Philadephia, the Pommer family manufacturered fine pianofortes, one of which is now displayed at the Smithsonian.

William H. Pommer Concerts and Symposium

The German-American Musical Experience

Music washes the soul of the dust of daily living. — German saying .

william h pommer

William H. Pommer as a music student in Europe and in later life as a music professor at the University of Missouri.

The grandson of Caroline Pommer, who built Deutschheim's Pommer-Gentner House in 1840, William H. Pommer was a classically trained musician, who studied in Vienna and Leipzig before returning to St. Louis as a composer and performer. His legacy in music education extends from the St. Louis public school system to Columbia College and the University of Missouri-Columbia.

Well known in Missouri during his lifetime, many of Pommer's compositions were published and performed. Deutschheim's William H. Pommer Concerts are opportunity to experience his music and that of other German Americans and the German composers who inspired them


Musical selections from the 2017 Pommer Concert:

Musical selections from the 2015 Pommer Concerts:

Musical selections from the 2014 Pommer Concerts:



Event Sponsors:

  • Missouri State Parks
  • Hermann Arts Council
  • German American Club of Hermann
  • Hermann Deutschheim Verein
  • Dierberg Educational Foundation
  • Missouri Humanities Council, with support from the National Endowment for the Humanities