Don Saliers M.Div.


Here are some highlights of my last couple of years.  Though officially "retired" in 2007, I have been teaching full time in the Spring semesters again at Emory, both in Candler School of Theology and the Graduate Division of Religion, enjoying some fine graduate students at work on dissertations. I continue to play the organ and direct the choir for Sunday liturgies in Cannon Chapel, something I've done now since the Chapel was built in 1981. My musical life is enriched by playing with the Emory Chamber Players, a group I co-founded in 1985. Continuing to compose and arrange hymn commissions and some pieces for voice and various instruments. Currently doing quite a bit of theological writing as well, including recently essays in the on-line Cambridge Dictionary of Hymnology and a new volume by Frank Burch Brown on Aesthetics and Worship. I have fun writing monthly columns for The American Organist as chaplain of the American Guild of Organists, and am plugging along on a theological commentary on the Psalms.   I have had the privilege of lecturing at Yale Divinity School (Kavanagh Lecture) and Princeton Theological Seminary (the Stone Lectures). My daughter Emily joined me for one of those as a musical lecture in Princeton Chapel. The international liturgical scholars group met in Wuerzburg this past August.   Had a wonderful reunion with many friends there and gave one of the addresses on the occasion of the 50th year celebration of Vatican II's Constitution on the Sacred Liturgy. Summer teaching at Yale Institute of Sacred Music is a joy.  All in all, I am wonderfully blessed with family close by and with good health. Still working at the intersection of the academy and the churches, including teaching in the Academy for Spiritual Formation. Sending affectionate greetings to all of you from the great class of 1962.



Denomination: Methodist, United

Atlanta, Georgia


Class of 1962 Secretary: Ronald P. Byars , ronaldbyars@windstream.net
If no class secretary is listed, please submit your class note to divinity.alumni@yale.edu.