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
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.