Show Summary Details

Page of

Printed from Grove Music Online. Grove is a registered trademark. Under the terms of the licence agreement, an individual user may print out a single article for personal use (for details see Privacy Policy).

date: 08 December 2019

Hoffman, Mary (Jane Eckert)locked

  • Shelly C. Cooper

Extract

(Jane Eckert)

(b Reading, PA, Oct 18, 1926; d Urbana, IL, March 18, 1997). American music educator. She earned degrees from Lebanon Valley College (BA 1948) and Columbia University Teachers College (MA 1951). She taught in urban public schools in Delaware (1948–9, 1952–4), Pennsylvania (1949–51), and Connecticut (1951–2), and held music supervisor positions in Philadelphia (1954–9) and Milwaukee (1959–70). She spent the remainder of her career on the faculty at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (1972–96). Hoffman was on the Wisconsin Music Educators Association Board of Directors (1963–7) and held several leadership positions with the Music Educators National Conference (MENC), among them North Central Division president (1974–6), Executive Director Search Committee chair (1976), and national president (1980–82). MENC established the Society for General Music and Society for Music Teacher Education and celebrated its 75th anniversary during her presidency. Hoffman was well known for authoring and co-authoring several elementary general music textbooks: ...

You do not currently have access to this article

Login

Please login to access the full content.

Subscribe

Please subscribe to access the full content.