KMEA Hall of Fame
Rudolf E. Radocy
Inducted in 2001
Rudolf Radocy was born in New York, New York. He earned his Bachelor of Music Education from Ohio State University, his Master of Music Education from the University of Michigan, and his Doctorate of Education from Pennsylvania State University. Professor Radocy taught 29 years at the University of Kansas. He also supervised student teachers. Radocy published extensively in major professional journals. He authored or co-authored 40 articles, 17 book chapters, and 2 books. Psychological Foundations of Music Behavior, co-authored with J. David Boyle, is the definitive work in its field. Radocy received research grants from the United States Office of Education, the Kansas State Department of Education, the Kansas Arts Commission, the Yamaha Corporation and the University of Kansas General Research Fund. He chaired the Editorial Committee of the Journal of Research in Music Education from 1988-1994. Numerous institutions and organizations have honored Radocy, including Pennsylvania State University, University of Kansas, Indiana University and the Mid-American State Universities Association. The Society for Research in Music Education bestowed its coveted Senior Researcher award on Radocy in 1998.