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named to Who’s Who in the World

Roger Hall is a music prreservationist and one the most accomplished authorities on music from America’s past.  After his M.A. degree at Binghamton University in 1972, he began a research study of America’s musical past. Over the years, he has published music collections, CDs and DVDs on American music topics, including vintage popular songs and singers, film music, classical composers, and music of the Shakers – America’s oldest surviving communal society.  For a sample listing of his publications see this link:

Curretnly, he is Director of the American Music Recordings Archive (AMRA), an extensive  library of recorded music from the Colonial days to the present day.  For his many achievements in music, including producing over 40 CDs and DVDs and his educational projects, he has received the honor of being named to the most respected directory of prominent individuals.  Editorial Director Fred M. Marks wrote this letter to Mr. Hall:

Congratulations! Based on the reference value of your outstanding achievements, Marquis Who’s Who has selected your biographical profile for inclusion in  Who’s Who in the World  2016 (33nd Edition).  It is a testament to your hard work and dedication to success that you have earned a place in Who’s Who in the World. You should be proud of your achievements.

Over the past fifty years, Roger Hall has composed numerous songs and instrumental pieces.  One of his early jazz songs, “The Soho Serenade,” was recorded back in 1965.  This song is now available on a new CD album titled, “Gentle Peace.” 

“Gentle Peace” and several other CDs are available -- CLICK HERE



Fall 2012

Roger Lee Hall, MA '72, produced a commemorative CD featuring Civil War music from the North and South. It includes the original version of "Battle Hymn of the Republic," sung by the Old Stoughton Musical Society, the oldest singing society in the United States. Also on the CD is an original composition titled "They Who Seek the Throne of Grace."
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Civil War Songs and Hymns



Spring 2010

Roger Lee Hall, MA '72, is an American music specialist who is included in Who's Who in America and Who's Who in the World. He is director of the American Music Recordings Collection and the Society for Earlier American Music.


Spring 2009


Roger Lee Hall, MA is a music preservationist, whose biography was selected for inclusion in the 2009 edition of Who’s Who in the World.



Alumni Connect

February 2004


Alumni Authors


Roger Hall '72 has published an updated edition of Celebrate, Rejoice and Sing! - Christmas Music in America (Pine Tree Press, 2003), one of many guides to American music that he has compiled.

Hall is a musicologist, educator, composer and the founder of Pine Tree Productions, an audio and video music service.

As a specialist in American music, Hall has been a consultant for myriad recordings, video productions, television and radio shows, seminars and workshops.

In addition, he has published many collections of music, including "New England Songster," "A Guide to Shaker Music," "A Guide to George Gershwin," and "Remembering Radio"

For more information, see his biography



Alumni Journal

Volume 11 Number 2

Winter 2003 - ONLINE EDITION



Roger L. Hall, MA '72, a musicologist and composer, has been included in the 19th edition of Who's Who in the World.

An American music specialist, Roger has worked to preserve music from the past. His publications include The Stoughton Songster, New England Songster, A Guide to Film Music, A Guide to Shaker Music, A Guide to George Gershwin, A Guide to Christmas Music in America, Joseph Brackett's "Simple Gifts," and Remembering Radio, all from PineTree Press.

Roger has had his own radio program, produced a series of music videos and taught music in schools and colleges.

A composer himself, he has written songs, church music, chamber works and choral music.



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