In Memoriam: John D. Wicks
It is with profound regret that the Department of Music notes the recent passing of Professor Emeritus John D. Wicks, after a long period of illness.
With degrees from Harvard, John Wicks joined the UNH faculty in 1956, and remained here until his retirement in 1989, at the academic rank of full professor.
Primarily a music historian, Professor Wicks was a beloved teacher of both history and theory to generations of music students. As a scholar, his primary interest was in music of the renaissance, and much of his professional life was devoted to the critical edition of the works of Pierre de Manchicourt.
A wonderful, practical musician, Dr. Wicks served over the years as organist and musical director at several area churches, and as founder and musical director of the Rockingham Choral Society. In 1979 he co-founded the UNH faculty early music ensemble, The Hampshire Consort, and was its harpsichordist until 1989.
Rest in Peace.