KMEA Hall of Fame
J. Abbie Clarke Hogan
Inducted in 1986
J. Abbie Clarke Hogan was a violin pupil of Joseph Joachim and Andreas Moster at the Royal Hochschule in Berlin and with Bernhard Listemann at the Chicago Musical College. In 1869 she organized a high school orchestra in Junction City. In 1898 she married and devoted herself to private teaching and solo appearances. As a concert artist she performed with major symphony orchestras. In 1905 she returned to an active role in school music with KSTA, KMTA, and the MSNC. She published a school method book based on the teaching of Joachim and renewed her study of the violin with Leopold Auer. In 1925, she founded the Music Talent Fund through the Kansas Federation of Women's clubs and worked tirelessly to assist promising young musicians across the state.