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consultant , Music educator , writer

Charles Russell Hoffer, music educator, writer, consultant. Recipient Distinguished Alumni award Michigan State University, 1987.


Hoffer, Charles Russell was born on December 12, 1929 in East Lansing, Michigan, United States.


Bachelor of Music, Michigan State University, 1951. Master of Music, Eastman School Music, 1952. Doctor of Philosophy, Michigan State University, 1955.


Music teacher, Holt (Michigan) Public Schools, 1952-1953;music teacher, Grand Ledge (Michigan) Public Schools, 1953-1956;professor music, State University of New York College Education, Buffalo, 1956-1959;director music, Clayton (Missouri) School District, 1959-1966;professor music, Indiana U., Bloomington, 1966-1984;professor music, U. Florida, Gainesville, since 1984.



Director Mark Twain Summer Institute, Clayton, 1965-1966. President Music Educators National Conference, 1988-1990. Member Florida Music Educators Association (Special Leadership award 1991, Hall of Fame 1997), Indiana Music Educators Association (president 1973, 74, Hoosier Musician of Year, 1990), St. Louis Suburban Music Educators Association (president 1964, 65).


  • Other Interests

    Avocation: traveling.


6. Charles Russell and Luella Hilda (Holmes) H. Married Mary Ray Johnson, February 17, 1996. Children: Charles Allan, Martha Clarice.

Mary Ray Johnson

Charles Allan Hoffer

Martha Clarice Hoffer