Hubert Charles Bird

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Hubert Charles Bird

October 12, 1939 - November 23, 2018

Hubert Charles Bird Prominent local composer Dr. Hubert C. Bird passed away November 23, 2018 at age 79. Hubert was born October 12, 1939 in Joplin, MO to Lucille and Hubert Bird. He grew up in Baxter Springs, KS, and attended Missouri Southern State College and Pittsburg State University. He later received his DMA in Composition from the University of Colorado Boulder.

From 1967-1997 Dr. Bird was on the faculty of the Music Department at Keene State College of the University System of New Hampshire. His professional life as a composer, conductor, and tenor soloist brought Hubert recognition both nationally and internationally. His compositions are performed throughout the United States, Europe, and South America each year.

Hubert is survived by his daughter Jennifer Bird-Arvidsson, son-in-law Bjorn Arvidsson, and granddaughter Hannah Arvidsson of Louisville, CO. He is also survived by his brother James Bird and sister-in-law Ruby Bird of Leavenworth, KS as well as nephew Jeff Bird and his family in Atlanta, GA.

Memorial services are pending. The family asks that anyone wishing to honor Hubert Bird with a donation should do so by giving to the Oliver and Roberta Sovereign Endowment at MSSU.
Published on December 6, 2018
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