KMEA Hall of Fame
Les Sperling
Inducted in 1981
Les Sperling was born in Inman and spent thirty-three years in music education in Kansas, all in the counties of McPherson and Marion. Les taught 7 years in Inman, one year in Hillsboro, and 25 years in McPherson. He holds the BME degree from the University of Kansas and took his master's at Wichita State. He has served as a member of the McPherson Arts Council, Symphony Board, Community Brass Choir, KMEA, MENC, NAJE, NEA, KNEA, Phi Mu Alpha, and KBA. He was the first conductor of the McPherson Community Orchestra and served on the staffs of the High Plains Music Camp at Hays and the Midwestern Music and Art Camp at the University of Kansas.