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Title UA68 Potter College of Arts & Letters 9. Music
Creator Music (WKU)
Description Records created by the Department of Music.

Series 1. Publications
Series 2. Bands/Ensembles/Orchestras
Subseries 1. Bowling Green-Western Symphony Orchestra
Subseries 2. Marching Band
Subseries 3. Bowling Green Western Choral Society
Series 3. Administration
Series 4. Curriculum

Collection WKU Archives
Object Name Records
Year Range From 1906
Admin / Biog History Music classes have been available since the founding of Western. Music was established as department, and the first records kept, in 1908. Since then, the variety of solo, ensemble, band, choral, and guest instruction and performances has grown significantly.

Dept. Heads
W.L. Gebhart 1906-1908
W.A. White 1908-1910
Franz J. Strahm 1910-1935
D. West Richards 1935-1937
John Vincent 1937-1946
R.R. Willman 1946-1947
Weldon Hart 1947-1950
Hugh Gunderson 1950-1958
Thomas J. Stone 1958-1965
Howard R. Carpenter 1965-1975
Wayne C. Hobbs 09/1975-8/15/1987
David L. Lee (interim) 7/14/1987-5/15/1989
Charles W. Smith 5/16/1989-7/1/1991
John Duff 1991-6/30/2000
Joseph N. Stites (interim) 7/1/2000-6/30/2001
Mary Danker "Mitzi" Groom 7/1/2001-
Scott Harris (current in 2014)

Wall of Fame Inductees
1997 - Larnell Harris & Edward Pease
1998 - David Livingston, Nelle Gooch Travelstead & Ohm Pauli
1999 - Howard Carpenter, Howard Nicar, Amy Williams
2000 - Kent Campbell, Tim Simpson, Charles Ball
2001 - Bennie Beach
2002 - Beegie Adair, Mike Longo
2003 - Hazel Carver, Joe Allen
2004 - Greg Colson
2005 - Sheila Jackson, Franz Strahm
2006 - Claude Rose, Doug Van Fleet
2007 - Ted Baar
2008 - Dwight Pounds
2010 - Pam Thurman
2011 - David Gibson
Subjects Bands
Marching bands
Music education
Music ensembles
Student works
Western Kentucky University
Search Terms Bowling Green Western Choral Society
Bowling Green Western Symphony Orchestra
Music (WKU)
Potter College of Arts & Letters (WKU)
Related Materials Musical theatre posters may be located in UA68/17/1 Theatre & Dance Publications.
Catalog Number UA68.9
Dates of Creation 1906-present
Caption WKU Archives Logo
Extent 4 cu. ft., OS, and audio media
Number of Images 1
Access Conditions No Restrictions
Parent ID UA68
Level of Description Series
Child Records UA68 Potter College of Arts & Letters Series 9. Music Subseries 1. Publications
UA68. Potter College of Arts & Letters Series 9. Music Subseries 4. Curriculum
UA68. Potter College of Arts & Letters Series 9. Music Subseries 3. Administration
UA68. Potter College of Arts & Letters 9. Music Series 2. Bands, Ensembles & Orchestras
Western Kentucky University Percussion Ensemble
Live from the Hill
Western Kentucky University Concert Band