Education

Doctor of Pastoral Music (DPM)

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

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  Position

Organist and Director of Music Ministry

Christ the King Lutheran Church (ELCA), South Bend, Indiana (2013 – present)

  • 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

  • Organizes and schedules assisting ministers and cantors

  • Creates an annual Hymn Festival of Healing and Hope in collaboration with South Bend’s Samaritan Counseling Center

  • Supervises the Sacred Music Intern

Music Ministry Experience

Organist and Director of Music Ministry (2013 – present)

          Christ the King Lutheran Church (ELCA)

          17195 Cleveland Road, South Bend, Indiana 

          www.ctkluth.com

 

Organist and Director of Music (2011 – 2012)

          Community United Methodist Church

          1548 South Hart Street Road, Vincennes, Indiana

          www.cumcvincennes.org

  • 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

         100 East Madison Street, 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

          111 South Grant Street, Bloomington, Indiana

          www.trinitybloomington.org

  • Director of the Trinity Children’s Choir

  • Supervised the undergraduate organ scholar

  • Designed and taught a five-day hymnody for children

 

Organist (2008 – 2009)

          Speedway Christian Church (DOC)

          5110 West 14th Street, Indianapolis, Indiana

          www.speedwaychristian.org

 

Organist and Assistant Director of Music (2006 – 2008)

          Christ United Methodist Church

          8540 US 31 South, Indianapolis, Indiana

          www.cumc-indy.net

 

Organist and Director of Music (2005 – 2006)

          St. John’s Episcopal Church

          1219 14th Street, Bedford, Indiana

          www.stjohnsofbedford.org

 

Organist (2004 – 2005)

          St. John’s United Church of Christ

          7031 South East Street, Indianapolis, Indiana 

          www.stjohns-indianapolis.org

Speaking Engagements

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 

620 Park Avenue, South Bend, Indiana, 46616

Email: hillarydoerries@gmail.com

Office telephone: (574) 272-4306

Recent  Recitals

Organ Recitalist: Speedway Christian Church, Indianapolis, Indiana

Organ Recitalist: Trinity Lutheran Church, Olney, Illinois

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

Organ Recitalist: 10-Year Anniversary of the 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 

Instructors and Masterclasses

Organ Instructors

       Dr. Marilyn Keiser

       Dr. Jeffrey Smith

       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, and  Scholarships

  • Perkins School of Theology at Southern Methodist University, Sacred Music Scholarship

  • Indiana University Jacobs School of Music, Dean’s Award

  • Psi Iota Xi Scholarship

  • Liberty Mutual Scholarship for Higher Education

  • Indiana University Jacobs School of Music, Indiana University Music Merit Award

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

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

Professional  Memberships

The American Guild of Organists, Indiana University-Bloomington Chapter

  • 2009-2010 Chapter Dean

 

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

  • 2016-2017 Member-at-large

 

The Association of Anglican Musicians (AAM)

 

The Hymn Society in the United States and Canada

  • 2008 Lovelace Scholar

  • 2015 Conference Presenter

 

The Association of Lutheran Church Musicians (ALCM)

Other Professional Activities

 

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

Accompanist, Organist, and Arranger-in-Residence, Notre Dame Children's Choir, University of Notre Dame (2013-2017)

Private Piano and Organ Instructor, Sacred Music Academy, University of Notre Dame (2015-2017)

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

  • Alto section leader

 

Adjunct Instructor of Voice

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

 

Adjunct Instructor of Organ

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

 

Choral Accompanist, Olney Central College Concert Choir

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

 

Accompanist and Organist, Olney Community Chorus, Olney, Illinois (2011-2012)

​Apollo’s Voice Chorus Member, Indianapolis, Indiana (2007-2010)

Indiana University Children’s Choir, Bloomington, Indiana (2004-2008)

  • Accompanist

Private Piano Instructor (1999-2017)

Other Interests

  • Composition, especially original hymns

  • Hymnody

  • Journaling

  • Traveling

  • Mental health advocacy/self-care

  • Trans-cranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS)

CURRICULUM VITAE

Hillary J. Doerries

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