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Hubert Bird
composer, conductor
Dr. Hubert Bird (b. 1939) was born in Joplin, Missouri, and received his early education in the public schools of Baxter Springs, Kansas. His college education includes music degrees from Missouri Southern State College, Pittsburg State University (Kansas), and a DMA in composition from the University of Colorado at Boulder.

From 1967-1997 Dr. Bird was on the faculty of the Music Department at Keene State College of the University System of New Hampshire. His professional life as a composer, conductor, and tenor soloist has brought Dr. Bird recognition both nationally and internationally. His compositions are performed throughout the United States, Europe, and South America each year, and his works have been professionally released on both in compact disc and cassette tape formats.

As a conductor, Dr. Bird has worked not only with college ensembles, but also as a guest conductor, clinician and adjudicator for choruses involving younger singers. He has served as an adjudicator and clinician with choruses in Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Connecticut, Vermont, Rhode Island, Maine, and New York, as well as Kansas, Oklahoma, Arkansas, and Missouri.

Dr. Bird is a member of the American Composers Forum; the American Music Center; the Music Teachers National Association; Music Educators National Conference; the American Choral Directors Association; the American Guild of Organists; the American Society of Composers, Authors, and Publishers; and a number of other professional organizations.

Additional biographical data on Hubert Bird can be found in sources such as Ruth E. Anderson's "Contemporary American Composers: A Biographical Dictionary" (G.K. Hall Company, Boston).