KMEA Hall of Fame
Curt Engwicht
Inducted in 1984
Curt Engwicht was born in Germany and began studying piano and violin at the age of ten. He came to the United States in 1925 and earned a bachelor's degree in music from Bethany College in Lindsborg. He took his master's degree from The University of Kansas in 1943. He taught instrumental music in Chapman for twenty-five years and from 1959 to 1971 taught instrumental music in Salina. In 1978 he was awarded a citation from the Kansas Federation of Music Clubs, and in 1981 he was honored as a "Friend of the Orchestra" by the Salina Public Schools.