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Alvin Randall Edgar

Alvin Randall Edgar, American educator. Recipient Faculty citation Iowa State University Alumni Association, 1962.


  • Edgar, Alvin Randall was born on January 11, 1903 in Eldora, Iowa, United States. Son of Fred John and Blanche (Foster) Edgar.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Arts, Upper Iowa U., 1924, Doctor of Music (honorary), 1948. Master of Arts, State University Iowa, 1935.


    • Teacher instrumental music public schools, Iowa, 1924-1935. Conductor symphony orchestra Iowa State University, 1935-1972, band director, 1935-1948, professor music, 1948-1973, professor emeritus, 1973-1975, head department music, 1948-1961. Frequent visiting professor clinics and music festivals.

      Adjudicator music contests.


    Member Iowa Bandmasters Association (president 1938), College Band Dirs. National Association (president 1949), Music Educators National Conference, Iowa Music Educators Association, Iowa Music Teachers Association (president 1958-1960), Phi Mu Alpha (province governor, Executive Committee 1948-1958). Rotarian (district governor 1948).


    • Married Mildred Lane, November 7, 1925. Children: Joyce Elaine (Mistress.
    • father: Fred John Edgar
    • mother: Blanche (Foster) Edgar
    • spouse: Mildred Lane
    • child: Joyce Elaine (Mrs Edgar
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    Born January 11, 1903
    Died October 26, 1975
    (aged 72)