Margaret Hillis

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        One of America's leading choral conductors during the second half of the twentieth century, Margaret Hillis actually had her early musical training on piano, tuba, and double bass. She was a junior golf champion and, during World War II, a civilian flying instructor for the U.S. Navy, and the skills that helped her excel in these areas transferred to her later work as a choral director. Hillis was known for eliciting a big, powerful sound, yet with very precise and clear musical... Read more

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