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Walter Jacob Duerksen

Walter Jacob Duerksen, American university dean. Member Music Educators National Conference, Music Teachers National Association, American Association University Professors, Phi Mu Alpha, Kappa Kappa Psi.

Background

  • Duerksen, Walter Jacob was born on February 21, 1907 in Enid, Oklahoma, United States. Son of Jacob and Helen (Friesen) Duerksen.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Music, U. Wichita, 1931. Master of Music, Northwestern University, 1938. Student Juilliard Conservatory, Columbia Teachers College, summer 1945.

    Career

    • Director instrumental music Wichita State University, 1931-1972, department chairman music, 1944-1972, dean School Music, 1949-1972, dean College Fine Arts, 1961-1970, University professor, special assistant to president, 1970-1972. Wichita Symphony Society.

    Works

    • Author pamphlet on college bands.

    Religion

    Denomination: Conglist

    Membership

    Member Music Educators National Conference, Music Teachers National Association, American Association University Professors, Phi Mu Alpha, Kappa Kappa Psi.

    Connections

    • Married Virginia Kilbourn, June 5, 1938. Children: Walter Kilbourn, Mary Virginia.
    • father: Jacob Duerksen
    • mother: Helen (Friesen) Duerksen
    • spouse: Virginia Kilbourn
    • children: Walter Kilbourn Duerksen
    • Mary Virginia Duerksen
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    Born February 21, 1907
    Died October 25, 1980
    (aged 73)
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