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Music educator

Byron Wendol McGilvray, music educator. National Endowment of the Humanities grantee, 1982, recipient Howard Swan award for Contribution to Choral Music.


McGilvray, Byron Wendol was born on November 9, 1940 in Alto, Texas, United States. Son of Edgar Richmon and Monie Roslie (Wilson) McGilvray.


Bachelor of Science, Lamar University, 1971. Master Music Education, Texas Christian University, 1972. Doctor Musical Arts, University Missouri, Kansas City, 1975.


Church music director, Texas, Missouri and Michigan, 1960-1975;vocal, and instrumental music teacher, High Island and Liberty (Texas) public schools, 1968-1971;choir director, conductor, Olivet (Michigan) College, 1974-1975;head choral division, East New Mexico U., Portales, 1975-1976;head choral division, San Francisco State University, 1976-1993;professor emeritus, San Francisco State University, since 1993. Conductor special music events in the United States, Europe, Asia. Clinician educational events, United States and Asia.


  • Other Work

    • Contributor music reviews to professional journals.


President Northern California chapter American Choral Directors Association, 1982-1984. State vocal chair California Music Education Association, San Francisco, 1982-1986. Board directors Alvarado Arts Experiement, San Francisco, 1981.

Board directors San Francisco Girls' Chorus, 1984-1988. Member advisory board Fairbanks Summer Arts Festival, since 1990.


  • Other Interests

    Avocations: jewelry, woodworking, reading, conducting.


Married Linda Lois Slater, June 7, 1968 (divorced February 1997).

Edgar Richmon McGilvray

Monie Roslie (Wilson) McGilvray

Linda Lois Slater