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Eugene Morlan Papers


Eugene Morlan Papers
Morlan, Eugene
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18.5 linear feet
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Special Collections in Performing Arts
Special Collections in Performing Arts, Michelle Smith Performing Arts Library, Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center, University of Maryland, College Park, MD 20742. Contact the curator:

Eugene Morlan (1917-2010) was an American music educator, and an active member and employee of the Music Educators National Conference (MENC), know known as the National Association for Music Education (NAfME). He received a BA from Indiana State Teachers College in 1939 and a MA and Ed. D from the George Peabody College for Teachers in 1946 and 1966 respectively. As an educator, he taught in Westfield, Illinois from 1939-41. He went on to become the Supervisor of Music in Shenandoah County, Virginia from 1941-54 and President of the Virginia Music Educators Association from 1952-1954. Morlan was employed by MENC from 1955-84 as assistant executive secretary and director of professional programs. Morlans other musical activities included producing soldier shows for the U.S. Army Special Services during World War II and founding the Mormon choir of Washington, D.C., which he conducted from 1980-2000. Morlan received the Alumni Achievement Award from Indiana State University in 1994.

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