Elwyn Arthur Wienandt


Elwyn Arthur Wienandt

Aniwa, Shawano County, Wisconsin, USA
Death 7 Jun 1993 (aged 75)
Waco, McLennan County, Texas, USA
Burial Waco, McLennan County, Texas, USA
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Dr. Elwyn Arthur Wienandt, 75, of Waco, died Monday, June 7, 1993, at his home. Services will be at 11:30 a.m., Wednesday, June 9, at St. paul's Episcopal Church, with the Rev. David B. thames officiating. Burial will be in Waco Memorial Park.

Dr. Wienandt was born in Aniwa, Wis., and graudated cum laude from Lawrence College in Appleton, Wis., in 1939. He received a Master's degree from the University of Denver in 1948 and a doctorate from the University of Iowa in 1951.

Dr. Wienandt taught music in public schools in Wisconsin and Montana early in his career and served in the U.S. Naval Reserves from 1943 to 1946. He was an assistant professor at New Mexico Highlands University from 1951 to 1956, and was a visiting lecturer at the University of Iowa in 1954.

He began his career at Baylor in 1956 and in 1958, became chairman of graduate studies in music. He was associate dean of the music school from 1973 to 1980, when he was named acting dean of the school. He returned to the associate deanship in 1983 and retired in 1985. He also directed the choir of First Presbyterian Church from 1957 to 1972.

Dr. Wienandt was the author of several books, including Choral Music of the Church, The Anthem in England and America, Opinions on Church Music and The Bicentennial Collection of American Music. He was a contributor to the New Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians, the Academic American Encyclopedia and the New Grove Dictionary of American Music. He was also a composer and arranger of chamber and choral music.

He is listed in Who's Who in America. Dr. Wienandt was presented with the Distinguished Service award in 1974 by the Lawrence University Alumni Association. He was also named an Outstanding Faculty member at Baylor in 1982 and was named Distingjished Retiree of the Year by the Baylor Unitersity Alumni Association in 1991. He was a member of the American Musicological Society, the American Associatin of University Professors, Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia and Pi Kappa Lambda. He was a member of St. Paul's Episcopal Church, where he served as a lay reader.

He was preceded in death by a son, Thomas David Wienandt, in 1988.

Survivors include his wife, Patricia Trachsel Wienandt, of Waco; daughter, Linda Wienandt, of Austin; son, Christopher Wienandt, of Fort Worth; and three grandchildren.

Waco Tribune-Herald: 6/8/1993...MOP

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