Fritz Stüssi was born on April 6, 1874 and grew up in Huggenberg and Käpfnach-Horgen. He studied at the Zurich Conservatory and he was a student of Friedrich Hegar and others. Further studies followed at the Royal Academy of Music in Berlin with Ernst Rudolf, A. von Petersenn (piano) and Max Bruch (composition). In 1895 Stüssi took over the direction of the ladies‘ choir Selnau, and in 1897 of the men’s choir Pfäffikon ZH. In 1898 he was elected director of the men’s choir Eintracht in Wädenswil, where in the same year he also took over the direction of the church choral society and the organist position of the Reformed church. With these choirs he performed some of his compositions. As a pianist, he conducted the Zurich Academic Orchestra. He was also a lecturer at the Volkshochschule. Stüssi died on March 14, 1923 during a stay at a health resort in Degersheim.