Joseph Edgar Maddy Edit Profile
Student Bethany College, Lindsborg, Kansas, 1906-1907, Wichita College of Music, 1907-1908. Honorary Doctor of Music, Cincinnati Conservatory of Music, 1930, U. Rochester, 1959, Baldwin-Wallace College, 1960, University of Michigan, 1964, Earlham College, 1965. Doctor of Laws, Franklin College, 1964.
Doctor of Fine Arts, Hillsdale College, 1964.
Member Minneapolis Symphony Orchestra, 1909-1914. Director Wichita Falls (Texas) College of Music, 1915-1917. Teacher wind instruments, Metropolitan School of Music, Chicago, 1917-1918.
Supervisor instrumental music, Rochester (New York) public schools, 1918-1920. Supervisor music and director civic music, Richmond, Indiana, 1920-1924. Supervisor of music, Ann Arbor schools, 1924-1927.
Professor music University of Michigan since 1924. Founded 1928, since president, mus. director National Music Camp, Interlochen, Michigan. Founder, president Inlochen Arts Academy, 1962.
Founder, president Interlochen Press, since 1957. Organized and conducted 1st national high school orchestra, Detroit, 1926. Organized 2d national high school orchestra for convention of school supts., Dallas, 1927.
Has since organized several similiar groups. Chairman commission on instrumental affairs in charge of development of school band and orchestra contests in the United States, Music Education National Conference, 1926-1934. Originated radio music instruction from University of Michigan, teaching band and orchestra instruments and singing, 1931.
Conducted music lessons over N.B.C., 1935-1939. Became chairman Michigan Commission Radio Education, 1945. Led national fight for freedom of educational broadcasts from union controls, 1942.
Member Minneapolis Symphony Orchestra, 1909-1914. Clubs: Michigan Union, Faculty.
Married Fay Pettit, April 25, 1938. Children (by previous marriage): Marian, Jeanne, Richard.