Preble, Hugh Beauchamp was born on December 1, 1930 in Salisbury, North Carolina, United States. Son of Hugh Beauchamp and Valeeta (Loflin) P. Biomedical Engineering, Murray State University, 1956, Master of Arts, 1960. Permanent certified in music, New York Orchestra director Cobre Consolidated Schools, Bayard, New Mexico, 1956-1959.
Assistant professor music Western New Mexico University, Silver City, 1959-1963. Music teacher Chapel Hill City Schools, North Carolina, 1964-1970. Orchestra director Ardsley Public Schools, New York, 1970-1975, Tenafly Public Schools, New Jersey, 1976-1980.
Orchestra director, department chairman South Country Schools, Bellport, New York, since 1982. Choral conductor, department head Governor's School, Winston-Salem, North Carolina, 1967-1970, orchestra conductor, department, head, 1970-1983. Conductor of festivals in New Mexico, Texas, Arizona, Arkansas, North Carolina, Virginia, Connecticut Contributing editor Cibola Magazine, 1962.
Printmaker juried art show Museum New Mexico, 1962 (2d prize 1962). Exhibited in group shows New Mexico Museum, El Paso Museum, Speed Museum Art, Louisville.
Served with United States Army, 1953-1956. Member Music Educators National Conference, New York State School Music Association, New York State United Teacher's, National School Orchestra Association Democrat.