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Walter Ehret (1918-2009)

A graduate of the Julliard School of Music and Teachers College, Columbia University, Walter Ehret served as an adjunct faculty member of Hofstra University, Manhattanville College, and Teachers College of Columbia University. For more than forty years he taught instrumental and choral music in several New Jersey and New York school systems and retired after serving as District Coordinator of Music for the Scarsdale, New York public school system.

Choral groups under his direction have performed at Carnegie Hall, Madison Square Garden, state music association conventions, divisional meetings of MENC and the first American Choral Directors Association National Conference.

He was one of the nation’s most prolific and respected choral editors and arrangers and has over 2000 publications in print. He was well known as a clinician, conductor and choral literature specialist, and functioned in these various capacities at over 300 workshops in some 30 states.