Fred Hoeptner

Fred Hoeptner is a Ragtime historian and composer of new ragtime pieces frequently performed today. He was a founder of the John Edwards Memorial Foundation which was a non-profit of the University of California at Los Angeles to promote the study and dissemination of knowledge about American folk music of the 1920s-1940s. It is part of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s Southern Folklife Collection today and contains several important taped interviews Fred conducted in the 1950s.

David Reffkin & Dave Majchrzak

Festival Week in Sedalia

Sedalia syncopated again this year as the 38th Scott Joplin Ragtime Festival attracted aficionados from near and far for four days of revelry in ragtime

Ragtime Implicated in Mental Pathologies

Ragtime Implicated in Mental Pathologies

The years 1910 and 1911 were physiologically rough on ragtime. On December 3, 1910, the Daily Oklahoman reported an address to the students at Wesleyan