HERL, Joseph. b. Lockport, New York; 27 May 1959. Herl earned a BA in music from Concordia College (Bronxville, New York, 1981), where he was honored with prizes in music and classics. He subsequently received a Master’s degree in organ performance from North Texas State University (now the University of North Texas, 1985), and a PhD in musicology from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (2000). At the University of Illinois, Herl assisted his advisor, Nicholas Temperley*, in developing the Hymn Tune Index: A Census of English-Language Hymn Tunes in Printed Sources from 1535-1820, a four-volume collection initially funded by the National Endowment for the Humanities and...
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