- Michele Bowen Hustedt
(b Centerville, IA, Sept 17, 1912; d Iowa City, IA, Nov 22, 2011). American educator, administrator, scholar, and editor. He earned degrees from the University of Iowa in Chemical Engineering and Psychology of Music. Unable to find employment in science, he was hired as woodwind instructor (1939–54) and later director (1954–80) of the University of Iowa School of Music. As chairman of the Commission on Graduate Studies for the National Association of Schools of Music, he helped develop the Doctor of Musical Arts degree program. Under his leadership the UI School of Music became one of the first institutions to offer the program. He served as a member of the academic panel for cultural exchange projects for the United States Department of State and as vice-president of the National Association of College Wind and Percussion Instructors. He co-authored a series of instructional methods for wind instruments that have been widely used throughout the United States since ...