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Wesley Forbis

FORBIS, Wesley Lee. b. Chickasha, Oklahoma 31 October 1930; d. Goodlettsville, Tennessee, 14 January 2011. Forbis attended the University of Tulsa (BMusEd, 1952; MA in religion, 1955; thesis: ‘Music in the Old Testament: A Survey,’ 1959); Baylor University, Waco, Texas (MA, 1966; thesis: ‘Christian Hymnody: A survey’); and Peabody College (now part of Vanderbilt University), Nashville, Tennessee (PhD, 1968; dissertation, ‘The Galin-Paris-Cheve Method of Rhythmic Instruction: A History’. Forbis directed the Baptist Student Union and taught Bible and church music at Del Mar Junior College in Corpus Christi, Texas (1955-59), and was chairman of the music department at William Jewell College in...

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