Sorensen, W. Wayne (1918-1995)

Sorensen, W. Wayne (1918-1995)

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Academic Rank


Year Retired from SJSU


Educational Background

San Jose State University, 1950 MA

Brigham Young University, 1942 BA

U.S. Army Band Instrument Repair School, Cert.

Teaching Experience

San Jose State University, 1948-1984

Irving Jr. High School (Pocatello, ID), 1946-1948

McCammon, Idaho, High School, 1946-1946

Administrative and Professional Experience

Oboist, Santa Clara Philharmonic, 1950‑1970.

Oboist, San Jose Symphony, 1948‑1970.

Chorister, LDS Church, 1948‑1996.

Selected Publications

Co‑Author with Donald F. Wood, SFSU. Motorized Fire Apparatus of the West 1900‑1960.

Co‑Author with Don F. Wood, SFSU. American Volunteer Fire Trucks.

Co‑Author with Don F. Wood, SFSU. Big City Fire Trucks, two volume work.

Personal Commentary

Docent, Forbes Hill Museum.

Donated historic collection of over 150 woodwind instruments, paper, books to Shrine of Music Museum, Vermillion, South Dakota.

Date Completed: 10/96

Adapted from: Biographies of Retired Faculty San Jose State University 1997: A Project of the Emeritus Faculty Association of San Jose State University. San Jose, CA: The University, 1997.


Sorensen, W. Wayne (1918-1995)