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entrepreneur , music educator

Donald Mertz Hardisty, entrepreneur, retired music educator. Certified teacher Montana, Arizona, in bassoon and music theory Music Teachers National Association.


Hardisty, Donald Mertz was born on February 24, 1932 in Butte, Montana, United States.


BME in Music Edn and Theory with honors, University Montana, Missoula, 1955. Master of Music in Education, University Montana, Missoula, 1956. DMA, University Rochester, New York City, 1969.


Instructor, bassoon and theory University Arizona, Tucson. Associate director, choral activities & principal bassoonist Tucson Symphony, 1969—1998. Director bands California State University, Chico.

Associate professor New Mexico State University, Las Cruces, 1969-1979, professor music, chairman theory and graduate music education, 1979-1994, professor emeritus, since 1994. Owner Don's Collectibles, Las Cruces, New Mexico, since 1968. Guest conductor and clinician, author, composer in music.

With United States Army, 1956-1958.


  • Certified teacher Montana, Arizona, in bassoon and music theory Music Teachers National Association.


  • Other Work

    • Restoration artist for Bossons (Congleton, England) and Hummel artware. Owner Don's Collectibles, Las Cruces.


Creeds should be rejected as they may compromise a believer’s obligation to interpret the Bible under the guidance of the Holy Spirit.


God has made believers one in Christ, clothed in the righteousness of Christ, and uniquely qualified to stand together in faith.


It is good for Christians with differing approaches to the interpretation of the Bible to engage with each other and argue through how the Bible should be applied to issues in our contemporary world.


Member Association of Composers and Publications of America, Music Teachers National Association, Music Educators National Conference, International Double Reed Society, Association Concert Bands of America and Abroad Inc. (past president, executive secretary, treasurer 1987-1992), American Numismatic Association, International Bossons Collectors Society (charter, guest lecturer annual meetings), M. I. Hummel Club.


Married Barbara B. Hardisty. Children Donald W., Douglas L.

Barbara B. Hardisty