Born in Vienna, Austria. Studied in Vienna, and later worked as an organist in synagogues in Munich and in Rome. Immigrated to the U.S. in 1940 and held positions as a synagogue organist in various cities. As a composer, Schalit wrote orchestral, chamber, and piano music, as well as songs. He used Hebrew poetry for some of his compositions, and composed Jewish liturgical music.
Biography about Schalit: Heinrich Schalit : the man and his music.