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Dr. Hubert Bird's compositions are performed annually across the United States and abroad. Published by several of America's leading music publishers, his works include solo songs (sacred/secular), instrumental solos, chamber music, choral compositions/arrangements, works for wind ensemble, orchestra, and extended works requiring chorus, vocal/instrumental soloists, and orchestra. Numerous commissions have yielded music for the band and glee club of the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, N.Y., the U.S. Army Band at Ft. Myer, VA, many high schools, colleges, universities, solo performers, professional ensembles, churches, civic organizations, the Sinfonica Naçional of Ecuador, and others. A Pulitzer nominee, many of his works have been awarded various prizes and other recognition. A recent collaboration with Lyricora (www.lyricora.org ), Boston's preeminent professional choral ensemble conducted by Thomas Brooks, has resulted in a soon-to-be released CD (samples of selected arrangements from the recording can be heard on the "Audio" page of this website). Currently he is creating a secular oratorio for the U.S. Department of the Interior to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the management and protection of the Grand Canyon National Park by the U.S. National Park Service. With a libretto by Duane and Gwen Hunt, premiere performances of "Of Time, Wind, and the River" are scheduled for October 12-13, 2019 at the University of Northern Arizona, in Flagstaff. Performers will include soloists Jennifer Bird-Arvidsson, Soprano; Nathaniel Haywood, Baritone; a Narrator; the West Point Glee Club; Lyricora of Boston; and the United States Army Band/Orchestra. Recognized for teaching excellence, Dr. Bird holds a Distinguished Professorship in the University of New Hampshire System.