Dr. William E. Hettrick, professor emeritus of music, has recently published the following articles:
“The American Piano-Supply Industry in the Nineteenth Century, with Particular Attention to the Manufacturing Methods of Joseph P. Hale,” in the Journal of the American Musical Instrument Society (in two parts, 2017 and 2018)
“Johann Herbeck’s Edition of Choral Works by Franz Schubert: History and Analysis,” in Nineteenth-Century Music Review (vol. 16, no. 3, December 2019)
A critical edition of Johann Herbeck’s Mass in E Minor was published in 2019 by A-R Editions, Middleton, WI, in the series “Recent Researches in the Music of the Nineteenth and Early Twentieth Centuries” (vol. 74)
Dr. Hettrick joined the Hofstra faculty in 1968. From 1994 to 1995 he was chairman of the Department of Music, and he has also served as acting chairman and associate chairman. For more than 40 years he directed the Hofstra Collegium Musicum, an organization of students, alumni, and community members dedicated to the performance of repertoire from the heritage of early music.
Dr. Hettrick is a past recipient of the Curt Sachs Award, the highest honor bestowed by the American Musical Instrument Society (AMIS).
Dr. Hettrick served for seven years as editor of the Journal of the American Musical Instrument Society and as editor of the AMIS newsletter. He served as president of the AMIS for four years and was a member of various committees. Dr. Hettrick has been widely published in scholarly journals and encyclopedias. He served as author and editor of a number of books, including The “Musica instrumentalis deudsch” of Martin Agricola: A Treatise on Musical Instruments, 1529 and 1545 (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1994). He also published several critical editions of Selected German Works by the 19-century Austrian composer and conductor Johann Herbeck (Middleton, Wis.: A-R Editions, Inc.).