- John Bergsagel
(b Copenhagen, April 5, 1903; d Copenhagen, Nov 27, 1989). Danish writer on music and educator. After taking an organ diploma at the Royal Danish Conservatory (1924), he studied musicology at the University of Copenhagen (MA 1928). He taught music at the Copenhagen Choir School founded by Mogens Wöldike (1929–48), then at Aurehøj Gymnasium (1948–9) and at the College of Further Education for Teachers (1941–73), where he was appointed professor in 1969. Heerup was an active force in music education in Denmark in a variety of capacities: as author and editor of music textbooks and articles, as a member of the editorial board of the Folke- og Skolemusik series (1934–72), as a founder and chairman of the Danish Society for Music Therapy (1969) and as a member of numerous committees and governmental commissions. He was editor of ...