Marceau Chevalier Myers (1929-1987) | University of North Texas Special Collections
Name: Marceau Chevalier Myers (1929-1987)
Historical Note: Marceau Chevalier Myers (1929-1987) received his bachelor's degree from Mansfield State College (now Masnsfield University) in 1954. Her earned his masters from Pennsylvania State University in 1957 and his doctorate from Columbia University in 1972. From 1960 to 1970 Dr. Myers was chairman of the Music Department at Western Connecticut State College in Danbury. From 1970 to 1974 he was dean of the Conservatory of Music at Capital University in Columbus, Ohio. Dr. Myers served as dean of the School of Music (now the College of Music) at UNT from 1974 until his death in 1987. He led the School of Music during a time of growth in student enrollment that made UNT the second largest university school of music in the nation. He oversaw the addition to the Music Complex. He was also involved in the expansion of international touring by several music ensembles that included perormances in Western Europe, Russia, South America, and Asia. Dr. Myers was a past president of the Texas Association of Music Schools (elected in 1985) and served as an officer of the National Association of Schools of Music (Commission on Graduate Studies, 1978-1981 and Commission on Undergraduate Studies, 1983-1987). Dr. Myers was a member of the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers awards panel (1982-1987), the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra Board of Directors (1976-1984), and the Texas Girls Choir Board of Directors (1981-1984).