It is with great sadness that I write to inform you that Nicholas Temperley, Professor Emeritus of Music at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, passed away at his home in Urbana, Illinois on April 8 at the age of 87.
Professor Temperley taught at the School of Music for nearly three decades, from 1967 until his retirement in 1996. For more, please see Christina Bashford's tribute here:
A memorial service will be planned for a later date. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be sent to the Evelyn Burnett Underwood fund at the Urbana School District, which provides musical instruments to students who can't otherwise afford them (contact Stacey Peterik at speterik -at- usd116.org
Professor and Chair of Musicology
School of Music
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign