Esther Rothenbusch Crookshank
CROOKSHANK, Esther Rothenbusch. b. Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, 12 July 1958. Esther Rothenbusch Crookshank, musicologist and hymnologist, has served on the faculty of The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary (SBTS) in Louisville, Kentucky, since August 1994, where she succeeded Hugh T. McElrath* as professor of hymnology. She was installed as Ollie Hale Chiles Professor of Church Music in September 2004. She was born Esther Heidi Rothenbusch, the daughter of Jakob Rothenbusch III and Irene Rothenbusch, German immigrants from Poland. German is her first language. In June 2001, she married Robert J. Crookshank. She earned the Bachelor of Music, History and Literature (cum laude, 1979) from...
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