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Dean Wilder

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Nov 10, 1938
Sep 30, 2002

Dean Wilder was born in Portland, Oregon, and was perhaps best known as the tenor in the concert duo of Hale & Wilder. For 20 years, Wilder and his partner, bass-baritone Robert Hale, presented more than 4,000 concerts worldwide in churches, colleges, universities, and civic auditoriums, including several Billy Graham Crusades. In addition, the duo's career produced 21 recordings, many of which have recently been recompiled and re-released on compact disc through Word Music.

Wilder had an extensive and impressive solo career as well, performing as a leading tenor with the New York City Opera Company and the Goldovsky Opera Theatre, in addition to extensive solo performances with such conductors as Leonard Bernstein, William Steinberg, Carlo Maria Giulini, Bernard Haitink, and Robert Shaw. In addition, he sang at Carnegie Hall in New York City, Symphony Hall in Boston, Constitution Hall in Washington, D.C., and Dorothy Chandler Pavillion in Los Angeles.

In addition to his performing career, Wilder was highly regarded as a teacher of voice. For 26 years, he taught private voice and vocal pedagogy at William Jewell College (Liberty MO), the Robert H. McKee Emeritus Professor of Music. Wilder retired from William Jewell in May 2002. In previous teaching appointments, he served as Chairman of the Department of Voice at Westminster Choir College, Princeton, N.J., and on the faculties of the New England Conservatory of Music and Boston University.

Wilder conducted numerous masterclasses, workshops, and seminars on various aspects of vocal technique for universities, colleges, seminaries, associations, and churches throughout the United States and around the world. A highlight of his 1994 sabbatical teaching assignment in Hong Kong included singing all of the tenor solos from Handel's Messiah in its premiere performance in Mandarin Chinese at the Hong Kong Cultural Hall.

He received many awards and recognitions, including a Cultural Exchange Citation from the Republic of Korea, Outstanding Graduate Award, Cascade College, Outstanding Educators of America, and listings in the International Whoís Who of Musicians, Men of Achievement and Personalities of the West and Midwest.

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