KMEA Hall of Fame
Grace V. Wilson
Inducted in 1980
Grace V. Wilson was born in La Platta, Missouri in 1881. She earned her bachelor's degree from William Woods College and remained there as a piano instructor following graduation. She later took a master's degree at Northwestern University, where she also taught on the summer faculty. She was supervisor of music in Topeka and later served in that position in Wichita. She was a co-author of the American Singer series and composed many songs included in that series. She served the MENC as a secretary and was on the Editorial Board, the Research Council, and the Executive Board. She was an organizer and charter member and later president of KMEA and served as president of the Southwestern Division of the MENC.