Bienen emeritus prof, former music education chair Bennett Reimer dies at 81

Joseph Diebold, Campus Editor

Bienen emeritus Prof. Bennett Reimer died Monday at age 81.

News of Reimer’s death was published on the website for Donnellan Family Funeral Services. The cause of his death is unknown.

During his time at NU, Reimer was chair of the music education department, director of the Ph.D. program in music education and founder and director of the Center for the Study of Education and the Musical Experience.

Reimer received the rare “Legends of Teaching” award from the Henry and Leigh Bienen School of Music in 1997, the year of his retirement. He was inducted into the Music Educators Hall of Fame in 2002.

A visitation will be held from 3-7 p.m. Tuesday at the Skokie funeral home.

— Joseph Diebold