SALIERS, Don E. b. Fostoria, Ohio, 11 August, 1937. Eminent ecumenical liturgical scholar, author, teacher, composer and keyboardist, and ordained elder in the United Methodist Church. He grew up in Ohio where he began the study of piano at age eight, played clarinet and violin, and sang in many high school ensembles. His father, Harold A. (‘Red’) Saliers, (1898 – 1981), was a classical violinist who also played jazz in New York and later formed a dance band in Ohio. Other early influences include Alice Marie Saliers Ohls (1902 – 1986), his father’s sister, who reared him and who was a church choir director. Saliers attended Ohio Wesleyan University, Delaware, Ohio (BA, 1959), where he...
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