CountyAnne Arundel County
Music, Performing Arts
Artist StatementOur recordings and music books focus on early American music and history, with a special emphasis on Maryland, Francis Scott Key, and important visitors to Maryland like George Washington and Benjamin Franklin.
Dr. David Hildebrand is a specialist in early American music. He performs and lectures at museums, historical societies, and universities, solo and more frequently with wife/music partner of 35 years Ginger Hildebrand. David holds a B.S. from Dickinson College, and his M.A. and Ph.D. (both in Musicology) are from George Washington University and The Catholic University of America. He teaches American music history at the Peabody Conservatory and is an author for the Johns Hopkins University Press. David consulted on the PBS series Liberty! -- the American Revolution and he has appeared on C-Span Television, the BBC radio, NPR, "History Detectives" and his brother's documentary film Anthem, which is the story behind "The Star-Spangled Banner." Among seven recordings he's produced, together with wife Ginger Hildebrand, is "Over the Hills and Far Away - Being a Collection of Music from 18th-Century Annapolis" and, most recently, "Music of the War of 1812."