Hans Tischler

Indiana University, Bloomington, Bloomington, IN, United States 
"Hans Tischler"

(b Vienna, Jan 18, 1915; d Bloomington, Nov 18, 2010). American musicologist of Austrian birth. He was a piano pupil of Paul Wittgenstein at the Vienna Conservatory and studied composition and conducting at the Vienna Music Academy. Turning to musicology, he received the PhD in 1937 from the University of Vienna, where his teachers included Nowak, Orel, Wellesz, Lach and Haas. In America he studied with Schrade and Hindemith at Yale, receiving the PhD there in 1942. He was professor and chair of the music department at West Virginia Wesleyan College (1945–7) and associate professor at Roosevelt University in Chicago (1947–65). In 1950 he founded the Chicago chapter of the ISCM, which he directed until 1965. He was appointed professor of musicology at Indiana University in 1965 and he was a guest lecturer at the University of Chicago (1956–7), Tel-Aviv University