The Michigan Alumnus 390
Just a week ago, MARGUERITE HOOD climaxed weeks of preparation when she directed the sparkling May Festi val Youth Chorus for the eighth successive year; and earlier this year she was honored by being elected President of the Music Educators' National Conference, the largest musical organiza tion in the country. She is currently serving as Chairman of the Editorial Board of "The Music Educators' Jour nal."
Miss Hood joined the faculty in 1942, after having taught at the Uni versity of Southern California; she is now Associate Professor of Music Edu cation in the School of Music. She is also kept busy as Director of the Women's Glee Club, is Supervisor of Music for the Ann Arbor Public Schools, and does University Extension work in Detroit, Grand Rapids and Ann Arbor.
Born at Drayton, North Dakota, she received her early educa tion at Souris, North Dakota, and earned the Bachelor of Arts degree at Jamestown College. In 1941, she re ceived the Master of Music degree from the University of Southern Cali fornia, and three years ago was given the honorary degree of Doctor of Music at Jamestown College. She also did graduate work at Northwestern University.
Early in her career Miss Hood served as Supervisor of Music and Director of the Band and Chorus at the public schools in Bozeman and Havre, Montana. This was followed by five years as State Music Supervisor, Montana State Department of Education.
Getting away from the aca demic field, Miss Hood spent a few years doing radio advertising at Mis soula, Montana, and at Spokane, Washington. She has since served as visiting professor at the University of Montana, as guest lecturer at colleges in Washington, taught at the Teachers College, Columbia University, and at the National Music Camp at Inter lochen, Michigan. Miss Hood is a member of Delta Kappa Gamma. Sigma Alpha Iota, Pi Kappa Lambda. Pi Lambda Theta, and numerous other organizations. She has edited a num ber of songbooks and is co-author of "Learning Music Through Rhythm," a recent publication.