Magazine article The American Organist

OBITUARIES: Robert ("Bob") Triplett

Magazine article The American Organist

OBITUARIES: Robert ("Bob") Triplett

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Robert ("Bob") Triplett, April 25, in Columbia, S.C. Born in Chester, S.C., in 1936, he studied at the University of Georgia and later at Union Theological Seminary, where he studied organ with Robert Baker and earned a doctorate in sacred music. He taught at Maryville (Tenn.) College and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. In 1964, he joined the faculty of Cornell College in Mount Vernon, Iowa, where he was professor of music until his retirement in 2001 ; he was also a visiting professor at the University of Iowa, as a replacement for Dolores Bruch following her retirement. During his tenure at Cornell College, he also studied with Anton Heiller in Vienna. Triplett was organist-director of music of Trinity Episcopal Church, Iowa City (1986- 2000) and a founder of the River Valley AGO Chapter. The author of numerous professional articles and several published compositions, he had profound interests in art, architecture, history, and antiques. …

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