Dykema, Peter (William)
- George N. Heller
(b Grand Rapids, MI, Nov 25, 1873; d Hastings-on-Hudson, NY, May 13, 1951). American music educator. He studied at the University of Michigan (BS 1895, Master of Law 1896) and, after teaching in high schools in Illinois and Indiana, became music supervisor at the New York Ethical Culture School (1903–13). During his time in New York he studied singing and theory at the Institute of Musical Art (1903–5), and later (1911–2) he was a pupil of Edgar Stillman Kelley in Berlin. In 1913 he was appointed professor of music and chairman of the public school music department at the University of Wisconsin, and from 1924 to 1940 he was professor of music education at Teachers College, Columbia University. Dykema was the first editor of the Music Supervisors Journal (1914–21) and is well known for his Twice 55 Community Song Book...