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Music publisher

Donald Gray Hinshaw, Music publisher. Named Colonel Commonwealth of Kentucky, 1971.


Hinshaw, Donald Gray was born on August 23, 1934 in Boonville, North Carolina, United States. Son of Evan Willard and Rosella (Sizemore) Hinshaw.


Bachelor in Music, Davidson College, 1955. Master of Sacred Music, New Orleans Seminary, 1958.


Music teacher, Jonesville (North Carolina) Public School, 1955-1956; music director, First Baptist Church, Wilson, North Carolina, 1958-1964; professor of music, Barton College, Wilson, 1959-1964; manager, Ligett & Myers, Durham, North Carolina, 1964-1967; manager, La Perla, Manila, Phillipines, 1967-1968; choral editor, Carl Fisher, Inc., New York City, 1968-1975; president, chief Executive officer, Hinshaw Music, Inc., Chapel Hill, North Carolina, since 1975; president, chief Executive officer, Hindon Publications Inc., Chapel Hill, since 1975; president, chief Executive officer, Chapel Hill Music, Inc., since 1980.


  • Other Work

    • Composer, Arranger, Editor: 28 titles vocal and choral music, since 1965.


Treasurer Church Music Publications Association, 1980-1982. Trustee Westminster Choir College, Princeton, New Jersey, 1982-1986. National winner Take Pride in American, Washington, 1988.

Member American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers, Society of European Stage Authors and Composers, National Music Publications Association, Am Choral Conductors Association, Broadcast Music, Inc., Phi Mu Alpha Singonia. M C.


Evan Willard Hinshaw

Rosella (Sizemore) Hinshaw