George N. Heller and Jere T. Humphreys
George N. Heller (1941-2004) was Professor of Music at the University of Kansas.
Jere Humphreys, a professor of music at Arizona State University since 1987, is a versatile, prolific scholar and teacher who applies historical, quantitative, philosophical, and sociological research methods to music education and arts business. He has served as the Contributing Editor for Music Education and on the Senior Editorial Board for the New Grove Dictionary of American Music (2d ed.), a section editor and author for the Oxford Handbook of Music Education, and on the editorial committees of numerous scholarly journals (editor of one). He has lectured and given keynote and other presentations in over 30 countries on six continents. He has advised dozens of doctoral dissertations and two master’s theses internationally, including several award winners. He has been a visiting lecturer/professor or endowed chair resident in several universities and countries, an academic specialist for the U.S. Information Agency, and a Fulbright Senior Scholar and Fulbright Senior Specialist. He received the prestigious Senior Researcher Award from MENC: The National Association for Music Education, an MENC Citation of Excellence in Research, and a Distinguished Service Award “for exceptional contributions to scholarship” from the MENC History Special Research Interest Group. Humphreys has been a volunteer construction house leader for Habitat for Humanity since 1998, and currently serves on the boards of several professional and community organizations. A native of Tennessee, he holds B.M. and Ph.D. degrees in music education from the University of Mississippi and University of Michigan, respectively, and an M.M. in clarinet performance from Florida State University.