KMEA Hall of Fame
Harrison Boughton
Inducted in 2001
Harrison Boughton was Professor and Director of Choral Music at Wichita State University for 39 years. His groups appeared at numerous state, regional, and national music conventions including Kansas Music Educators Association, Music Educators National Conference, American Choral Directors Association, and Music Teachers National Association. Boughton made six extensive tours of Europe and South America with performing groups. He taught public school music in Iowa, and voice and choral music at William Jewell College and Evansville University before coming to Wichita State. During his career he served frequently as guest conductor, clinician and adjudicator throughout the United States as well as at the Austrian Choral Directors Association in 1981. In 1985, he was recipient of the Harry Robert Wilson Award in recognition of his contribution to choral music in Kansas. In 1991 and 1999, the Wichita State chapter of Mortar Board recognized him for "outstanding inspiration and student support." He also received the Alumni Award for professional achievement from his alma mater, the University of Iowa, in 1995. In 1996 he was presented with the Wichita State University President's Award for Extraordinary Achievement and in 1997 he was candidate for Distinguished Professorship.