1902 – Born in August 25th in Berlin. German composer in Palestine and America.
1916 – Received instruction in piano and theory.
1920 – Wolpe was already recognized as a "phenomenal pianist" by those who knew him; he was to remain a pianist at heart, always having a preference for its crisp tones.
1933 – He left Berlin, arriving practically penniless in Vienna where he met, was befriended by, and studied with Anton v. Webern.
1934 – He became head of the composition department at the Conservatory of Jerusalem.
1938 – He was a student of Ferruccio Busoni, Anton v. Webern and Hermann Scherchen.
1939 – He left Palestine and emigrated to the United States, via Brussels.
1948 – Wolpe founded the Contemporary Music School in New York City whose alumni are composers of music both classical and jazz.
1949 – Received the Award of the American Academy of Arts and Letters.
1955 – He was chairman of the music department at C.W. Post College of Long Island University.
1972 – He was plagued with the symptoms of Parkinson’s Disease to which he finally succumbed on April 4th in New York City.