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郭子究(1919-1999),音樂教育家、作曲家。出生於屏東新園,家中原是望族,後家道中落,從小便幫忙家計,受到母親在教會詩歌的啟蒙,對音樂產生興趣,無師自通之下學會豎笛及小號。1941年晉升為樂師,參加新臺灣音樂講習會,獲得認證成為正式的音樂老師。1942年,在東港開辦了星光新劇團,招收社會人士教授音樂概論、樂器教學等;同年到花蓮中學擔任代用音樂教員,之後取得合格教師資格,直至1980年在花蓮中學退休,將全副心力奉獻給花蓮學子,桃李滿天下,有花蓮音樂之父美稱。教學期間,郭子究創作了許多合唱樂曲,例如《回憶》等曲。他也推動各類音樂演出,重視音樂活動發展。為感念他終生為花蓮音樂奉獻,2006年其故居及花蓮高中部分校舍規劃為郭子究音樂文化館。

KUO Tzu-Chiu was born in Sinyuan, Pingtung in 1919. He grew up with close affiliations to the Christian church, which is where he was exposed to church music. With an avid interest in music, he taught himself to play the clarinet and trumpet. He became a professional musician at the age of 22, traveling to Japan to compete in the imperial “New Taiwan Music School,” where he was certified to be a formal music educator. Guo formed the Shin Guang New Opera Troupe in Tungkang in 1942, teaching music and how to play musical instruments to common people. That same year he started teaching in Hualien County. Guo died in Hualien in 1999.