In Memoriam: Harry Lyn Huff

Harry Lyn Huff

Harry Huff, HDS music director for many years, died on November 3, 2016, after suffering a brain aneurysm. He was 64.

In addition to his work as music director and lecturer on ministry at HDS, Huff was chapter organist in Harvard’s Memorial Church, an associate in the Music Department, and an affiliate of Lowell House. Huff also served as minister of music and organist at Old South Church in Boston’s Copley Square, a position he had held since 2007.

From 1984 until 2004, Huff was director of music for Calvary Episcopal Church, and from 1986 until 2004, he was organist and artist-in-residence at Union Theological Seminary, both in New York City. His other positions included adjunct organist in St. Paul’s Chapel, Columbia University; organist of Temple Shaaray Tefila; director of choral activities at the Aaron Copland School of Music, Queens College, CUNY; and artistic director for the St. George’s Choral Society.

Huff served the HDS community with great zest, creativity, and generosity of spirit. He was at the center of all the School’s liturgical and musical events, encouraging participation and drawing out the gifts and talents of the campus community. HDS grieves the loss and celebrates the memory of this very special colleague.