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composer , educator , author

Richard Walter Hillert, American composer, educator, author. Recipient 1st prize International Society Contemporary Music, 1961-1962. Member Association Lutheran Church Musicians (life), Pi Kappa Lambda, Sigma Alpha Iota.

Background

Hillert, Richard Walter was born on March 14, 1923 in Granton, Wisconsin, United States. Son of Richard Henry and Amelia Matilde (Trimberger) Hillert.

Education

Bachelor of Science in Education, Concordia University, 1951. Master of Music, Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois, 1955. Doctor of Music, Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois, 1968.

Doctor of Humane Letters (honorary), Concordia University, Nebraska, 2000. Doctor of Letters (honorary), Concordia Seminary, St. Louis, 2001. Doctor in Sacred Music (honorary), Valparaiso University, 2002.

Career

Teacher, director music Bethlehem Lutheran Church, St. Louis, 1951-1953, Trinity Lutheran Church, Wausau, Wisconsin, 1953-1959. Professor music Concordia University, River Forest, Illinois, 1959-1991, distinguished professor music, 1987, professor emeritus, since 1991.

Works

Membership

Member Association Lutheran Church Musicians (life), Pi Kappa Lambda, Sigma Alpha Iota.

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Travel, american popular music before 1950, political and music biography.

Connections

Married Gloria Rose Bonnin, August 20, 1960. Children: Kathryn, Virginia, Jonathan.

father:
Richard Henry Hillert

mother:
Amelia Matilde (Trimberger) Hillert

spouse:
Gloria Rose Bonnin

children:
Kathryn Hillert

Virginia Hillert

Jonathan Hillert