Eunice Boardman ’47

obit-BoardmanEunice Boardman ’47, a leader in elementary music education, died May 5, 2009, in Bettendorf, Iowa, at the age of 83.

Boardman was a longtime music educator and the author of several books that help define elementary music education. She taught music in several Iowa elementary schools, and was director of the music departments at the University of Wisconsin and the University of Illinois.

She received numerous awards for her contributions to the field, including an Honorary Doctorate of Fine Arts from Cornell College in 1995 and Distinguished Service Award from the Wisconsin Music Educators Conference in the State of Wisconsin. Boardman was also the first music educator to receive the President’s Citation for Contributions to the Cause of Music, presented by the National Federation of Music Clubs.

She is survived by her sister, Janice Wainwright; two stepchildren; nine nephews and two nieces.