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Earl Edward Beach

educator , musician

Earl Edward Beach, educator, musician.


Beach, Earl Edward was born on May 22, 1909 in Crestline, Ohio, United States. Son of Carl Theodore and Arzona (Zellner) Beach.


Bachelor of Science, Capital U., 1931. Postgraduate Ohio State University, 1931, U. Pittsburgh, 1935, University of Michigan, 1936, U. Georgia, 1951. Master of Arts, Western Reserve U., 1948.


Supervising instructor music, Bellaire, O., 1931-1940, Alliance, O., 1940-1943. Director bands, instructor music Mount Union College, 1941-1943. Director school and community music, Charlevoix, Michigan, 1943-1944.

Director instrumental music South High School, Cleveland, 1944-1945. Chairman music education, director bands and symphonette Ohio Wesleyan University, 1945-1950. Chairman graduate and undergraduate divisions music education U. Georgia, 1950-1958.

Director department music East Caroline College, Greenville, North Carolina, 1958-1962, dean School Music, from 1962. Organizing director Ogelby Park High School Music Camp, 1937, Ohio Wesleyan Summer Music Camp, 1946-1950, U. Georgia Music Festival, U. Georgia Summer Youth Camp, from 1951. Named Outstanding Music Educator, North Carolina Music Educators Association, 1970.


  • Editorial board Music Educators Journal, 1950-1958, 70-74, Journal Research Music Education, 1952-1958. Chairman editorial board Georgia Music magazine, 1950-1956. Editor Triad public Ohio Music Education Association, 1947-1949.

    Editor Bibliography of Music Education Materials, 1958.


Fellow Institute Arts and Letters. Member National Council Cooperative Teachers Education (representative Music Educators National Conference 1961-1963), North Carolina Music Educators Conference (life. Member of commission on reorganization and development since 1970), Georgia Music Association (director), Phi Mu Alpha, Pi Kappa Lambda, Phi Beta Mu (president North Carolina chapter, nat. director), Beta Theta Pi, Phi Delta Kappa.


Married Vivian Frances Stout, April. Children: Theodore Wayne, Marcia Rae.

Carl Theodore Beach

Arzona (Zellner) Beach

Vivian Frances Stout

Theodore Wayne Beach

Marcia Rae Beach