Inducted in 2021
Dr. Jack Flouer is a native of West Virginia and holds degrees from Marshall University,
Eastman School of Music, and Indiana University. He joined the music faculty of Kansas
State University in the fall of 1971 as professor of low brass and music theory. He also
performed in the faculty brass quintet, served as chair of the wind and percussion
division, and directed musical pit orchestras and brass ensembles. Dr. Flouer is credited
with introducing the wind ensemble concept to KSU and was the founding conductor.
His collaboration with professor Hanley Jackson led to the implementation of the
innovative "Styles" comprehensive musicianship curriculum. Later, he and Jackson
formed the "K-State Mix," an electronic musical duo, and presented programs throughout
Kansas. In 1988, he was named head of the department at which time the number of
music majors increased more than 100 percent, and the endowed music scholarship
accounts climbed above the million-dollar level.
Dr. Flouer was active in Phi Mu Alpha, KBA, MENC, and was a designated accreditation
reviewer for the National Association of Schools of Music serving as site visitor to
colleges and universities throughout the country. He was active in KMEA as a presenter,
performer, clinician, conductor, and has served as an adjudicator throughout the U.S. and
Dr. Flouer was designated Professor Emeritus of Music upon his retirement from KSU in
2001. He has continued his support of youth through many years of volunteer work with
Sunflower CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocate for abused or neglected children).
In 2014, he was named Kansas CASA of the year.