KMEA Hall of Fame
Russell L. Wiley
Inducted in 1975
Russell L. Wiley was a band director at Simmons College and an instructor at Randolph College. He took his bachelor's degree in music from Phillips University in 1930 and remained there as band director until 1934. He then joined the staff at The University of Kansas, where he served as director of bands, conductor of the orchestra, and founder of the Midwestern Music and Art Camp. He had wide experience as an adjudicator and guest conductor including appearances with the San Antonio Symphony and the Mexico City Orchestra.