KMEA Hall of Fame
Demaris Arms Hansen
Inducted in 2020
Demaris Arms Hansen served as Professor of Music Education at The Hartt School, University of Hartford, CT. She was Director of Hartt Graduate Studies, Chair of Graduate Studies in Music Education, and Director of The Hartt Summerterm graduate program (2006 and 2014). Prior to her appointment at Hartt, she was Fine Arts Consultant for the Kansas State Department of Education from 1994-2002, President of the Kansas Music Educators Association from 2005-2006, and Associate Professor of Music Education at Baker University from 2002-2006. She was prominent across the spectrum of music education. Her achievements include: primary author of The Music and Literacy Connection, (2004), 2nd Edition (2014); published One Hundred Years of Hartt: A Centennial Celebration of The Hartt School through Wesleyan University Press; published articles for NAfME, CMEA, U.S. Department of Education, and chapters and scholarly articles for the International Society of Assessment in Music Education, Oxford, and GIA; presented professional development training internationally and nationally on curriculum design and assessment, applications of learning theory, brain research and effective pedagogy, and literacy connections between language, reading, and music; served as president of The Connecticut Arts Administrators Association; member of The Hartford Symphony Education Committee and The Julius Hartt Foundation Board of Trustees; performed as a Baroque and Renaissance flautist and harpist with the Entwyned Early Music Trio.