KMEA Hall of Fame
James L. Hardy
Inducted in 1994
James L. Hardy received his B.S. in education from Southwest Missouri State University and a MME and Doctorate in Music Education from the University of Kansas. Hardy taught in Willow Springs and Ava, Arkansas before teaching 12 years at Robinson Middle School in Wichita. He also pioneered the Midwestern Music and Art Camp junior high choral division at Lawrence. From 1965 to 1994, Hardy was Director of Music Education at Wichita State University. He served as editor for the Kansas Music Review for over 25 years and was on the MENC National Council of State Editors, holding the position of chair for two years.