WESTERMEYER, Paul Henry. b. Cincinnati, Ohio, 28 March 1940. Westermeyer is a well-respected and articulate church musician, theologian, author, and educator. Born of the marriage of Paul Henry and Ruth Caroline (née Hackstedt), Westermeyer’s earliest musical memories are of singing with the congregation at his home church, Salem Evangelical and Reformed Church in Cincinnati. He sang with his father in the church choir, studied piano with his mother, and methodically worked through the hymnal they kept at home. In addition, he attended concerts, listened to the various classical recordings his father borrowed weekly from the public library, was a member of the high school choir and...
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