KMEA Hall of Fame
F. Robert Hollowell
Inducted in 1980
F. Robert Hollowell was born in El Dorado. He graduated from Wichita North High School in 1937 and took his BME degree from Wichita State in 1946. He earned the MME degree from WSU in 1954. He studied conducting with James Robertson and with Pierre Monteux. He taught strings in Hutchinson from 1946 to 1949 and instrumental music in the Wichita schools from 1949 to 1970. From 1970 to 1979 he was coordinator of instrumental music for the Wichita Public Schools. Hollowell served the KMEA as president from 1959 to 1961 and was the president of the Wichita Teachers Association in 1966. He is a long time member of the Wichita Musicians Union and was a charter member of the viola section of the Wichita Symphony, which he and his father helped organize. For many years he has served the KMEA as its executive secretary.