KMEA Hall of Fame
James Ceasar
Inducted in 1982
James Caesar received his bachelor's degree from the Cleveland institute of Music in 1940. He took a second bachelor's degree from Case Western Reserve University in 1947 and a master's degree there in 1949. He was a member of the Cleveland Symphony Orchestra. In 1949 he took a position as professor of violin at Wichita State University. He was also first violinist in the WSU faculty string quartet and chair of the string division. He was concertmaster of the Wichita Symphony Orchestra. During the summers he was artist in residence at the Brevard Music Center in North Carolina. He has served as advisor to Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia and president of the Kansas String Teachers Association.