Théodore Dubois (1837-1924) was a French Romantic composer, organist, and music teacher. He was born in Rosnay, near Reims, France, and studied music at the Paris Conservatoire, where he later became a professor. At the Conservatoire, he studied the organ with François Benoist and harmony with François Bazin. In 1861, he won France’s premier musical prize the Prix de Rome.
From 1896 he was director of the Paris Conservertoire, until 1905 when he was forced to retire after a public scandal by the faculty’s attempt to stop Ravel from winning the Prix de Rome.
Dubois wrote a wide range of music, including operas, orchestral works, chamber music, as well as works for piano and organ.