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Memoir

Paul R. Lehman
Regents' Proceedings 30

Paul R. Lehman, senior associate dean and professor of music, School of Music, and lecturer, School of Education, will retire from active faculty status on August 31, 1997.

A native of Athens, Ohio, Professor Lehman received his B.S.Ed. degree from Ohio University in 1953 and his M.Mus. and Ph.D. degrees from the University of Michigan in 1959 and 1962, respectively. He was a public school teacher in Ohio from 1953-55 and served in the U.S. Air Force in Tripoli from 1955-57. Between 1962 and 1975, he taught at the University of Colorado, the University of Kentucky, and the Eastman School of Music at the University of Rochester and served for a year as a music specialist with the U.S. Department of Education. He joined the faculty of the University of Michigan in 1975 as a professor of music. He was appointed associate dean in 1977 and senior associate dean for graduate studies in 1989.

Professor Lehman has served the Music Educators National Conference continuously since 1964 in several dozen roles, including its presidency from 1984-86. Since 1992, he has been regularly involved in a wide variety of standards-related publications and activities, and he chaired the task force that developed the voluntary national standards for K-12 instruction in music. He has served on the board of directors of the International Society for Music Education, the executive board and council of the College Music Society, and in leadership posts in several other influential music education agencies. He was project director for the National Symposium on the Applications of Psychology to the Teaching and Learning of Music. He has served as a consultant to state departments of education, state assessment programs, school districts, foundations, corporations, and to the National Endowment for the Arts, National Endowment for the Humanities, and the U.S. Department of Education. He has addressed music educators in almost every state and in a dozen nations, and he is the author of more than 100 publications concerned with curriculum, teacher education, and measurement and evaluation. He has received citations from the Music Educators National Conference, National Federation of Music Clubs, Foundation for the Advancement of Education in Music, the Alumni Society of the University of Michigan School of Music, and other music educators' associations.

The Regents now salute this distinguished faculty member by naming Paul R. Lehman professor emeritus of music.