Jeremiáš, Bohuslav, Czech conductor, composer, and teacher, father of Jaroslav Jeremiáš and Otakar Jeremiáš; b. Éestorky, Chrudim district, May 1, 1859; d. České Budëjovice, Jan. 18, 1918. He studied with Skuherský at the Prague Organ School (1882–85), then was active as a conductor in Písek (1887–1906), where he promoted performances of works by Czech composers, including Smetana, Dvořák, Skuherský, and Foerster. He also organized a music school, and subsequently was founder-director of the Cons, in České Budëjovice (1906–18). He composed a large output of sacred and secular music for choral forces, and also wrote several vocal manuals.
—Nicolas Slonimsky/Laura Kuhn/Dennis McIntire