WFU Holds Memorial Service for Giles

A memorial service will be held for Christopher Giles, a retired Wake Forest music professor, at 4 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 25, in Brendle Recital Hall.

Giles taught piano at Wake Forest from 1951-1988. One of his students, Winston-Salem attorney Paul Sinal, set up a competition in the name of Giles and a fellow piano teacher, Lucille Harris, in 1977. This year’s Christopher Giles and Lucille Harris Competition in Musical Performance will be held Feb. 22 at Wake Forest.

Giles, who died Dec. 23, served as president of the Music Educators of North Carolina and was active in the North Carolina Music Teachers Association. Born in Chapel Hill, Tenn., Giles was a graduate of Florida Southern College and held a graduate degree from George Peabody College in Nashville.

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