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  Roger Lee Hall

 

Biographical Highlights

 

Mr. Hall is one of most active American music specialists, working in popular, folk and classical music projects.

He has been a frequent radio guest in the Boston area and host of his own radio program of popular music from the 1930s to 1950s.

Also he has worked as producer and host of two cable television series: "In Concert" and "Now and Then."

Currently, he has the following titles:

 

Mr. Hall has written and compiled over 40 books and music collections and produced many CDs and DVDs on various subjects, including these sample topics:

Composers in America - A Survey in Sound (2 volumes)
"Glory, Hallelujah" - Civil War songs and hymns
A Guide to Film Music - Songs and Scores
Lincoln and Liberty - Music of Abraham Lincoln's Era
"Millennial Praise" - Singing New Englanders

Remembering Radio - Great Songwriters and Singers
"Shake, Rattle and Roll" - Electric Elvis and Bill Randle
"Simple Gifts" - Great American Folk Song

Mr. Hall grew up in New Jersey but he had his first music experience singing in a glee club while a young cadet at Eastern Military Academy (E.M.A.), in Long Island, New York, at what was once the magnificent OHEKA Castle of wealthy financier, Otto Hermann Kahn, who was a great supporter of opera and Broadway shows.

After attending E.M.A. for several years, he moved back to New Jersey.

After a few years as a songwriter, he attended Rutgers University in Newark and graduated in 1970 with a B.A. degree in Music Theory and Composition. He composed his first classical works while at Rutgers. He studied conducting and music history with Dr. Alfred Mann, piano with Chester Fanning Smith, and composition with George Walker and Robert Nagel.

Two years later, in 1972, he was awarded his M.A. degree in Ethnomusicology from Binghamton University. His thesis was on Shaker music notation. He also composed more pieces for piano and voice.

His Ph.D. studies in Musicology took place at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, where his specialty was Shaker music and music from early America. He was also a teaching assistant of well-known Cleveland disc jockey, Bill Randle, who asked Roger Lee Hall to teach his class in the History of American Popular Music in 1974.

During the 1980s and 1990s, Mr. Hall taught many classies in classical and popular music for the Brookline Adult and Community Education, and his classes were well received by those who enrolled.

Because he has studied in both the fields of Ethnomusicology and Musicology, Mr. Hall has a broad knowledge of many kinds of music, such as music of the Shakers, America's oldest surviving communal sect.

He has also taught courses on film music and has been a film music critic. In 1998, he began an online e-zine, FILM MUSIC REVIEW, which is still available online.

His most extensive project to date has been a Deluxe multi-media DVD-ROM with over 200 music examples titled, Preserving Our Musical Past.

In addition, he is an ASCAP composer with over 100 compositions and arrangements to his credit.


Biographical Listings

 

Because of his considerable accomplishments in so many areas of music, Mr. Hall has been listed in two highly esteemed reference volumes:

Who's Who in America



Who's Who in the World

Both of these directories are published by Marquis Who's Who®.

This is what Editor-in-Chief Fred M. Marks wrote in his August 2014 letter to Mr. Hall:

Congratulations! Based on the reference value of your outstanding achievements, Marquis Who's Who has selected your biography for inclusion in the Who's Who in the World 2015 (32nd 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.



 

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