Family-Placed Death Notice
MONSOUR HALL, Sally May 24, 1929 - Sally Monsour Hall, retired professor at the Georgia State University School of Music, passed away Friday April 26, 2013 at the age of 84. A noted expert in early childhood music education, she influenced generations of music teachers in Georgia and worldwide. She was a regular speaker at music education conferences around the globe and published several articles and books. After retirement, Sally was active in civic endeavors. She was once named Atlanta Convention and Tourist Bureau Volunteer of the year; she was a Stephen's Minister at Cathedral Christ the King, and active in Global Volunteers and the Atlanta Voter's Guide. Sally was born in Valentine, Nebraska and grew up in Lincoln, Nebraska. She graduated from Manhattanville College in New York and received a Ph.D. in music education from the University of Michigan. She moved to Atlanta in 1970 to join the Georgia State University School of Music faculty, after teaching at Rollins College and the University of Colorado. Here, she met and married Morris Hall, an Atlanta architect. She is preceded in death by her husband Morris, and two brothers James and Karem Monsour. Survivors include her sister Miriam Donnellon, stepchildren Gary, Charles and Dottie Hall and 6 nieces and nephews. A funeral mass will be held Wednesday, May 1st at 10:30 am at the Cathedral of Christ the King in Atlanta with a reception following. Donations may be made to the Sally A. Monsour Graduate Fellowship at Georgia State University School of Music, in lieu of flowers.
Published in The Atlanta Journal-Constitution on Apr. 30, 2013