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ARCHIE N. JONES
Archie N. Jones, retired professor of music education, died on November 18, 1979. He was 79.
Professor Jones was born on September 20, 1900, in Atlantic, Iowa. He received bachelor's and master's degrees from the University of Minnesota in 1929 and 1931, respectively.
Professor Jones was chairman of the Department of Music Education at the University of Minnesota from 1928 to 1935, and director of music at the University of Idaho from 1935 to 1940. He joined the faculty of The University of Texas at Austin in 1940 and taught until 1959, when he became dean of the music conservatory at the University of Missouri at Kansas City.
Professor Jones served as president of the American Choral Directors Association and the International Association of Concert Managers. He was awarded an honorary doctorate from the MacPhail School of Music in Minneapolis in 1940. He won the Distinguished Service Award from the USO in 1971. He was also awarded a Distinguished Service Citation from the National Federation of Music Clubs.
Dr. Jones published Introduction to Musical Knowledge (1941), A Pronunciation Guide to French, German, Italian, and Spanish (1945), and Techniques in Choral Conducting (1948).
John R. Durbin, Secretary
The General Faculty
Biographical sketch prepared by Teresa Palomo Acosta and posted on the Faculty Council web site on February 21, 2001. Additional biographical sources can be found in the UT Office of Public Affairs.