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HUBERT ALEXANDER DORIS

HANCOCK – Hubert A. Doris, 80, died Sunday, June 8, 2008, at his residence. He was born Feb. 13, 1928, in New York City, the son of Abe and Charlotte (Stern) Doris. He graduated from The High School for the Performing Arts, New York City. He began his post graduate studies at Harvard College earning a Bachelor of Arts. Hubert continued his studies with Nadia Boulanger in Paris for two years, and completed his education at Columbia University earning his Master of Arts. He began his career at Columbia University as an instructor in the music department and after a year, transferred to Barnard College, “the women’s college of Columbia University.” During his tenor at Barnard College, he took on temporarily the presidency of Mannes College of Music, remaining for two yours, after which he returned to Barnard College teaching various courses from the introductory course in music, a two semester course offered by Barnard College, to the composer courses offered by Columbia University and the Senior Seminar, an integral part of the program in the arts at Barnard College. He retired as professor emeritus in 1994. Hubert first came to Hancock in 1954 as a conducting student. He discovered soon that he didn’t care for conducting, but that he had a gift for accompaniment. His collaboration with Ginia Davis Wexler lasted many years. After Ms. Davis retired from singing, Hubert formed other collaborations with soprano Vera Clifford, Nina Collins violinist, and Diedre Manning flutist. He played the organ at Hancock Point for many years. When Hubert’s wife took a 10-6 job, he took over the cooking so dinner would be on the table at 7 o’clock. He is survived by his wife, Virginia (Bosler) Doris; daughter, Julia Byrnes and her husband, Tom, of Aix en Provence, France; a sister, Joan Goldhamer of Tiburon, Calif.; five grandchildren, Alexander Guptil of Eastbrook, Duncan, Sidney, Crosby and Hudson, all of Aix en Provence, France; and daughter-in-law, Sharon Guptil of Eastbrook. He was predeceased by a son, Alexander Rust Doris. A memorial service will be held at a later date. Arrangements by Memorial Alternatives, 205 Center St., Bangor.


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