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educator , musicologist

William Richard Shindle, musicologist, educator. Fellow, Indiana University, 1965-1966; Summer Research fellow, Kent State University, 1974, 1980, 1983. Member of American Musicological Society, Pennsylvania German Society.


Shindle, William Richard was born on November 2, 1930 in Van Orin, Illinois, United States. Son of Ira William Shindle and Elsie Virginia Showalter.


Bachelor of Music, Illinois Wesleyan University, Bloomington, 1959. Master of Music in Musicology, Indiana University, Bloomington, 1963. Doctor of Philosophy in Musicology, Indiana University, Bloomington, 1970.


School teacher Calvert County High School, Prince Frederick, Maryland, 1959—1960. Research assistant Indiana University, 1962—1964. Instructor, library Harpur College, Binghamton, 1964—1965.

Professor musicology Kent State University, Ohio, 1966—1991, professor emeritus, since 1991. 2nd class petty officer United States Navy, 1951-1955.


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  • Other Work

    • Contributor articles to New Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians, 1st. Edition, 1980, 2nd updated edition, 2001, Ercole Pasquini: Collected Keyboard Works, 1966, Girolamo Frescobaldi: Keyboard Compositions Preserved in Manuscripts, 3 Volunteer, 1968, Jean de Macque: Sieben Madrigale zu 5 und 6 Stimmen, 1987, and Contributor articles to Frescobaldi Studies, 1987 and Encyclopedia of Keyboard Instruments, Vol. 1, 1994.

      Research assistant to Willi Apel, Indiana University, 1962-1964.


Member of American Musicological Society, Pennsylvania German Society.


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Ira William Shindle

Elsie Virginia Showalter