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Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Muriel Hebert Wolf

Buffalo, N.Y. – Muriel Hebert Wolf, 84, emeritus professor of music at the University at Buffalo died December 10 at her home in Waltonwood-at-Main, Rochester Hills, MI. The daughter of Joseph A. and Gertrude M. (Schellenger) Hebert, she was born in Boston, Mass., on November 15, 1925 and graduated from Nashua High School in 1943.

Wolf was an influential member of the Western New York Music Community and member of the faculty of the University of Buffalo Music Department from 1965 until her retirement in 1993. A native of Nashua, Wolf held master’s degrees in voice and musicology from The New England Conservatory. She spent two years as a Fulbright Fellow at the Max Reinhardt Seminar for Theatre Arts at Vienna’s University of Music and Performing Arts, and the university’s Mozarteum in Salzberg.

Upon her return to the United States, Wolf became Soprano-in-Residence at Brandeis University. She was a member of the music faculty at Indiana University before joining the music faculty of University of Buffalo. She was an associate editor of Opera Quarterly, the journal of the National Opera Association.

Beloved wife of Albert P. Steger and the late Anton Wolf. Sister of Frederick H. Hebert and Marjorie March (Philip) of Nashua. Stepmother of Paul A. Steger (Patricia) and Christine A. Klien (Peter). She is also survived by four nieces and nephews, Frederick Hebert of Darien, CT, Peter Hebert of Merrimack, Deborah Pinet of Nashua, and Steven Pinet of Glendale, AZ.

Donations can be made in memory of Muriel to Alzheimer’s Association, 20300 Civic Center Dr., Ste. 100, Southfield, MI 48076 or Odyssey Hospice, 2592 S. Telegraph, Ste. 102, Southfield, MI 48034 or to a charity of your choice.