KMEA Hall of Fame
Floyd Carl Hedberg
Inducted in 1999
Floyd Carl Hedberg graduated from Topeka High School and earned his bachelor's degree from Washburn University in 1949. He received his master's degree from the University of Kansas and his doctorate from the University of Northern Colorado. He taught music in Long Island, and Paola, Kansas before returning to Washburn University to teach choral music, music education, and chair the department until his retirement in 1992. "Doc" was a well-known clinician, founder and conductor of the Topeka Symphony Chorus, and helped organize the Sunflower Music Festival. Dr. Hedberg received many honors. In 1975, the Kansas Federation of Music Clubs named him Kansas Musician of the Year. In 1979, Washburn University gave him the Faculty Certificate of Merit Award. In 1992, Washburn students awarded him the Faculty Award for Outstanding Service to Washburn University. Following retirement, he received the Washburn University Distinguished Service Award.