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Francis D. Bundra
Regents' Proceedings 193

Francis D. Bundra, professor of music (viola), retired from active faculty status on October 31, 1992.

Professor Bundra was born in Northampton, Pennsylvania, and received his early education there. He enrolled at West Chester State College in 1945, but his studies were interrupted by service in the U.S. Army from 1945-47. He then re-enrolled at West Chester State College and graduated with his B.S. degree in public school music teaching in 1950. He taught in the public schools in Camden, New Jersey, from 1950-52, gave private lessons in Philadelphia from 1952-53, and resumed viola studies at the New School of Music in Philadelphia during 1953-54.

From 1954-63, Professor Bundra taught in the public schools in Rochester, New York, while simultaneously completing his M.Mus. degree and Performer's Certificate at the Eastman School of Music (1957) and performing as violist in the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra. He taught violin and chamber music at the Interlochen Arts Academy and its summer National Music Camp from 1963-65. Professor Bundra came to the University of Michigan as a visiting lecturer in 1965. He was appointed assistant professor in 1966, and was promoted to associate professor in 1968, and professor in 1970.

Professor Bundra offered skilled and dedicated teaching in the School of Music, and made substantial contributions.

The Regents now salute this faculty member by naming Francis D. Bundra Professor Emeritus of Music.