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Walter Jacob Duerksen

university dean

Walter Jacob Duerksen, American university dean. Member Music Educators National Conference, Music Teachers National Association, American Association University Professors, Phi Mu Alpha, Kappa Kappa Psi.

Background

Duerksen, Walter Jacob was born on February 21, 1907 in Enid, Oklahoma, United States. Son of Jacob and Helen (Friesen) Duerksen.

Education

Bachelor of Music, U. Wichita, 1931. Master of Music, Northwestern University, 1938. Student Juilliard Conservatory, Columbia Teachers College, summer 1945.

Career

Director instrumental music Wichita State University, 1931-1972, department chairman music, 1944-1972, dean School Music, 1949-1972, dean College Fine Arts, 1961-1970, University professor, special assistant to president, 1970-1972. Wichita Symphony Society.

Works

  • Author pamphlet on college bands.

Membership

Member Music Educators National Conference, Music Teachers National Association, American Association University Professors, Phi Mu Alpha, Kappa Kappa Psi.

Connections

Married Virginia Kilbourn, June 5, 1938. Children: Walter Kilbourn, Mary Virginia.

father:
Jacob Duerksen

mother:
Helen (Friesen) Duerksen

spouse:
Virginia Kilbourn

children:
Walter Kilbourn Duerksen

Mary Virginia Duerksen