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William Haller

Professor - Organ, Organ Literature


William Haller is the Professor of Organ and Organ Literature at West Virginia University. He received his DMA from North Texas State University and both his Master’s and Bachelor’s degrees from the Eastman School of Music. He was an organ student of David Craighead, Donald Willing, Helen Hewitt, Finn Videro, and Robert Glasgow; he studied harpsichord with Robert Parmentier. He was the organist at the Worthington United Methodist Church in Worthington, Ohio until 2002, and the former organist for the Columbus Symphony and Columbus Symphony Chorus. From 2002 to 2014 he was director of music for the former Edgwood Evangelical Lutheran Church in Wheeling. He is currently director of music at St. Thomas a Becket Episcopal Church in Morgantown. Dr. Haller’s past honors include winning the National Organ Playing Competition in Fort Wayne, Indiana in 1965, and tying for second place at the International Organ Playing Competition in Chartres, France in 1974. Since 1982, Dr. Haller has been a fellow of the American Guild of Organists.