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Donald Eugene Dillard, American composer. Recipient Philadelphia Board Education scholarship, 1958; named Choir Master American Guild of Organists, 1980; grantee Gannett Foundation, 1983. Member American Society Composers, Authors and Publishers, American Guild Organists (associate 1982), National Association Composers, Musical Fund Society Philadelphia.

Background

Dillard, Donald Eugene was born on July 28, 1940 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States. Son of William Dillard and Mary Louise Matthews Roane.

Education

Bachelor of Science, West Chester (Pennsylvania) University, 1962. Master of Music, Westminster Choir College, Princeton, New Jersey, 1978.

Career

Instructor, choral director Philadelphia Public Schools, 1962-1963. Wissahickon School District, Ambler, Pennsylvania, 1964-1966. Willingboro (New Jersey) Public Schools, 1969-1977.

Instructor Music Theory West Chester (Pennsylvania) University, 1978-1981. Instructor choral, band director Tippecanoe School Corporation, Lafayette, Indiana, 1981-1983. Minister of Music Central Presbyterian Church, 1983-1986.

Instructor, choral director Newark (California) School District, 1986-1987. Instructor Music Academy New Church, Bryn Athyn, Pennsylvania, 1988-1992. President Long Island Public, Telford, Pennsylvania, since 1993.

Board directors Young Audiences Eastern Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, since 1994.

Membership

Member American Society Composers, Authors and Publishers, American Guild Organists (associate 1982), National Association Composers, Musical Fund Society Philadelphia.

Connections

Married Yoko Nagashima-Dillard.

father:
William Dillard

mother:
Mary Louise Matthews Roane

spouse:
Yoko Nagashima-Dillard.