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Biography

Charles A. Zimmermann (1861 – 1916) was an American composer of marches and popular music. His last name is often misspelled in credits as "Zimmerman."

Charles Zimmermann graduated from the Peabody Conservatory of Music in Baltimore. He later served as the bandmaster at the United States Naval Academy from 1887 until his death. In 1906, He composed his most famous march, "Anchors Aweigh," which was dedicated to the class of 1907 and originally intended as a rousing number for football games.

Zimmermann also composed numerous songs for the 1902 stage play version of The Wizard of Oz.

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