Curriculum Vitae

Hillary J. Doerries

Email: hillarydoerries@gmail.com

Office: (574) 272-4306

Education

Doctor of Pastoral Music (DPM)

          Perkins School of Theology at Southern Methodist University, Dallas, Texas (ABD)

Additional non-degree studies

          University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, Indiana

               Introduction to Old Testament

               Introduction to New Testament

               The Liturgical Year

Master of Music in Organ and Church Music

          Indiana University Jacobs School of Music, Bloomington, Indiana

Bachelor of Music in Organ Performance with distinction

          Indiana University Jacobs School of Music, Bloomington, Indiana 

Bachelor of Music in Vocal Performance with distinction

          Indiana University Jacobs School of Music, Bloomington, Indiana 

Current Ministry Position

Organist and Director of Music Ministries (2013 – present)

          Christ the King Lutheran Church (ELCA)

          17195 Cleveland Road, South Bend, Indiana

          www.ctkluth.com

     Leads and directs all musical ensembles that contribute to four weekly worship services

     Selects liturgies, hymns, anthems, & special music for all services & seasons of the church year

     Supervises and mentors graduate student intern studying sacred music at Notre Dame

     Created the annual community Hymn Festival of Healing and Hope in collaboration with South Bend’s SEASONS Counseling of Michiana

     Instituted a weekly service of evening prayer

 

Previous Ministry Experience & Employment

Organist and Composer/Arranger-in-residence, University of Notre Dame Children’s Choir,

Notre Dame, Indiana (2013 – 2017)

     Accompanied the Chamber Choir (ages 10-15) for two weekly rehearsals

     Accompanied all choirs on piano and organ as needed for all community performances, worship services, and choral festivals

     Traveled with the Chamber Choir on their bi-annual tours throughout the United States

     Arranged and composed hymns and anthems as needed for the Chamber Choir

     Album Recording: O Day of Peace: Hymns of the Notre Dame Children’s Choir, organist and arranger (2017)

 

Private Piano Instructor, Sacred Music Academy for Community Engagement at the University of

Notre Dame, Notre Dame, Indiana (2016 – 2017)

 

Organist and Director of Music (2011 – 2012)

Community United Methodist Church

Vincennes, Indiana

     Instituted an annual Mental Health Awareness Sunday

     Collaborated with the Christian Education team to produce a children’s Christmas musical

 

Organist and Director of Music (2010 – 2011)

First Presbyterian Church

Franklin, Indiana

     Reinstated the church’s handbell choir

     Began an annual tradition of Advent and Lenten Lessons and Carols

 

Church Music Intern, Associate Organist, and Children’s Choir Director (2009 – 2010)

Trinity Episcopal Church

Bloomington, Indiana 

     Director of the Trinity Children’s Choir

     Supervised the undergraduate organ scholar

     Taught a week-long summer hymnody course for children

 

Organist (2008 – 2009)

Speedway Christian Church (Disciples of Christ)

Indianapolis, Indiana

 

Organist and Assistant Director of Music (2006 – 2008)

      Christ United Methodist Church

      Indianapolis, Indiana 

 

Organist and Director of Music (2005 – 2006)

     St. John’s Episcopal Church

     Bedford, Indiana 

 

Organist (2004 – 2005)

     St. John’s United Church of Christ

     Indianapolis, Indiana 

 

Speaking Engagements

Series Speaker: Conversations for Connections: Liberation, Mental Health, and Hymns That Heal

           Ascension Lutheran Church of Boulder, CO         

           Zoom Presentation 

Conference Presenter: Mental Illness and Faith Communities: Widening the Welcome by Singing Our Stories

          Annual Conference of the Hymn Society in the United States and Canada

          2021 Virtual Conference 

Festival Speaker: Annual Hymn Festival of Healing and Hope

          Christ the King Lutheran Church and SEASONS Counseling of Michiana

          South Bend, Indiana (2014-present)

Guest Speaker: Helpful Mental Health Habits for the College Music Major” 

          Forum Hour Lecture Series, St. Mary's College

          Notre Dame, Indiana

Guest Lecturer: All My Hope on God is Founded: Mental Health and Hymns that Heal

          The St. Joseph Valley Chapter of the American Guild of Organists, First Presbyterian Church

          Mishawaka, Indiana    

Conference Presenter: All My Hope on God is Founded: Mental Health and Hymns that Heal

          Annual Conference of the Hymn Society in the United States and Canada

          Loyola University, New Orleans, Louisiana 

Guest speaker: Learning from the Masters. Learning from the People

          Sacred Music Conference, University of Notre Dame

          Notre Dame, Indiana 

Publications & Recordings

The Canterbury Dictionary of Hymnology, Canterbury Press: Mark Miller

           http://www.hymnology.co.uk/m/mark-miller

United Church of Christ Mental Health Network Blog: The Lord Has Done Great Things for Us, and We Are Glad Indeed

           https://www.mhn-ucc.org/2020/10/26/the-lord-has-done-great-things-for-us-and-we-are-glad-indeed-by-hillary-doerries/

O Day of Peace with the Notre Dame Children's Choir (2017)

           Hillary Doerries, Arranger and Organist

Performances

     Organ Recitalist: First United Methodist Church Recital Series, South Bend, Indiana

     Song Leader: Notre Dame Children's Choir Spring Choral Festival, An Evening of Music with Mark Miller, South Bend, Indiana

     Organ Recitalist: 500th Anniversary Celebration of the Reformation, Trinity Lutheran Church, Olney, Illinois 

     Organ Recitalist: Organ Rededication Concert, Speedway Christian Church, Speedway, Indiana 

     Mezzo-Soprano Soloist: Premiere of O Emmanuel with Notre Dame Children’s Choir 

     Organ Recitalist: 10-Year Anniversary of St. Vincent de Paul Parish Pipe Organ Dedication, St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church, Elkhart, Indiana

     Organ Recitalist: Roberts Park United Methodist Church, Indianapolis, Indiana 

     Organ Recitalist: Trinity United Methodist Church, Madison, Indiana 

     Organ Recitalist: The Cathedral of St. Philip, Atlanta, Georgia

     Organ Recitalist: All Souls Unitarian Church, Indianapolis, Indiana

     Organ Recitalist: Christ Church Cathedral, Indianapolis, Indiana 

     Organ Recitalist: St. Meinrad Archabbey, St. Meinrad, Indiana 

     Organ Recitalist: St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church, Advent Concert Series, Indianapolis, Indiana 

     Mezzo-soprano Soloist: Advent Recital, Trinity Episcopal Church, Bloomington, Indiana

     Organ Recitalist: American Guild of Organists Lenten Concert Series at Trinity Episcopal Church, Bloomington, Indiana 

     Organ Recitalist: American Guild of Organists Noon-time Recital Series, First Christian Church, Bloomington, Indiana

 

Instructors & Masterclasses

Organ Instructors

       Dr. Marilyn Keiser

       Dr. Jeffrey Smith

       Mr. Todd Wilson

       Dr. Chris Young

       Dr. Robert Clark

 

Voice Instructors

       Patricia Havranek

       Patricia Stiles

 

Masterclasses

       Stephan Engels, Organ

       Roberta Gary, Organ

       Patricia Havranek, Voice

Awards, Honors, &  Scholarships

     Mental Health Advocacy Award + Samaritan Counseling Center of South Bend, Indiana

     Sacred Music Scholarship + Perkins School of Theology at Southern Methodist University, Dallas, Texas

     Dean’s Award + Indiana University Jacobs School of Music, Bloomington, Indiana

     Indiana University Music Merit Award + Indiana University Jacobs School of Music, Bloomington, Indiana

     Lovelace Scholar Award + The Hymn Society in the United States and Canada

     Church Music Intern under Dr. Marilyn Keiser + Trinity Episcopal Church, Bloomington, Indiana

Professional  Memberships

United Church of Christ Mental Health Network

          Task Force Member

 

The Hymn Society in the United States and Canada

          2008 Lovelace Scholar

          2015 Conference Presenter

          2021 Virtual Conference Presenter

The American Guild of Organists, St. Joseph Valley Chapter, Northern Indiana

          2016-2017 Member-at-large

The American Guild of Organists, Indiana University-Bloomington Chapter

          2009-2010 Chapter Dean

 

The Association of Anglican Musicians (AAM)

The Association of Lutheran Church Musicians (ALCM)

Other Professional Activities

Mental Health Ministries Team, Christ the King Lutheran Church of South Bend, Indiana

     Founder and team member

Local chapter of Fresh Hope for Mental Health, Christ the King Lutheran Church of South Bend, Indiana

     Support Group facilitator

Community Ministry Grant Stirring Team, Christ the King Lutheran Church of South Bend, Indiana

     November 2019: Matching grant awarded through the Center for Congregations in Indianapolis, Indiana

Student Advisory Board Member, Sacred Music at Notre Dame, Notre Dame, Indiana (2015-2019)

     Community representative 

South Bend Chamber Singers, Dr. Nancy Menk, Director, South Bend, Indiana (2014-2017)

     Alto section leader

 

Adjunct Instructor of Organ and Voice

       Olney Central College, Olney, Illinois (2011-2012)

 

Choral Accompanist, Olney Central College Concert Choir

       Olney Central College, Olney, Illinois (2011-2012)

​Apollo’s Voice Chorus Member

       Indianapolis, Indiana (2007-2010)

Indiana University Children’s Choir Accompanist

       Bloomington, Indiana (2004-2008)

Private Piano Instructor (1999-2017)