William Hatcher retired from the University of Iowa in 1999 after 43 years of conducting and teaching choral music. Hatcher’s choral ensembles were internationally honored. Concert tours and choral festivals took them to over twenty countries, and they were chosen to perform numerous times for regional and national ACDA Conventions. Mr. Hatcher was also the Coordinator and Associate Director of the 1,000 voice Olympic Honor Choir which sang for the opening and closing ceremonies of the 1984 Olympiad in Los Angeles. He also served as Minister of Music for many years in various churches in Southern California.