HILLERT, Richard Walter. b. Grafton, Wisconsin, 14 March 1923; d. Melrose Park, Illinois, 23 February 2010. Distinguished composer, editor, and teacher, Hillert attended Concordia Teachers’ College, River Forest, Illinois [now Concordia University Chicago] (BSEd, 1951), Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois (MM, 1955, DMus 1968, in composition), with additional study at the Tanglewood Music Center, Lenox, Massachusetts. He taught and directed music in Lutheran congregations and schools in St Louis, Missouri and Wausau, Wisconsin. Hillert joined the faculty of Concordia, River Forest, in 1959 (Distinguished Professor of Music, Emeritus, 1993). There he, Carl F. Schalk*, Paul Bunjes...
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