Berk, Maynard Hales 27.jul.1913-3.may.2010 USA Ohio, Bucyrus - South Dakota, Sioux Falls
organist, 1915 moved to Oak Park Illinois and 1921 to Long Beach California, 1928-1931 studied at Long Beach Polytechnic High School, 1937 BM in organ and public school music from the University of Redlands California, MSM from Union Theological Seminary New York, 1944 PhD in music education with Philip James and Edwin Stringham from New York University, studied with Ernest Kanitz and Halsey Stevens at the University of Southern California and with Henk Badings in the Netherlands, 1933-1937 organist of the First Baptist Church in Redlands and longtime organist of the First Baptist Church in Sioux Falls, 1949 professor of organ and 1968-1983 chairman of the music department of Sioux Falls College South Dakota, 1972-1973 commissioned composer of the South Dakota Music Teachers National Association ; son of dry goods merchant Philip Edward Berk (Ohio, Florence 10.feb.1875-22.apr.1956 Long Beach) and soprano/pianist Dora Belle Hales (Ohio, Brownhelm 2.aug.1878-15.apr.1971 Long Beach) ; 3.jun.1952 he married Geraldine Elizabeth Hildring Sprague (Iowa, Larchwood 1926-)

Title Parts

[] Kyrie eleison. Choir
[] Sanctus. Choir
[] Vocalise. Choir, instruments and organ
[] Missa brevis. 1990
copyright Maynard Berk 18may1992

[] Two sacred solos for medium high voice. 1 Voice
words from the Bible and poetry of John Donne
copyright Maynard Berk 10feb1997

PhD thesis/dissertation: The Grand Prix de Rome in music (1803-1939). New York University 1944
MSM thesis/dissertation: The symphonies of Widor and Vierne and their function on church and concert. Union Theological Seminary, New York City 1939
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