Thompson, Maurine E. (1900-2000)
Professor of Music
Year Retired from SJSU
Columbia University, NYC, 1935 MS
The Institute of Musical Art, NYC, 1925‑1928 Grad. Music Stdy
Northwestern University, IL , 1923 Summer
Coe College, Cedar Rapids, IA, 1923 A.B.
The University of Chicago, 1920 Cert. of Ed.
At least 10 summers in New York coaching under renowned artists Frank LaForge, Richard Hageman, and Coenraad Bos, and extensive travel abroad to Music Festivals.
San Jose State College, 1928-1968
Private Tutor, New York City, 1925-1928
Marion & Knoxville, IA, 1923-1925
Centerville, IA, 1920-1921
Administrative and Professional Experience
Concert tour in Iowa, Indiana, and California (spring 1923).
Approximately 25‑30 annual vocal recitals at San Jose State.
Oratorio arias presented annually in San Jose and neighboring cities.
Appearances in Chicago, New York City, Washington, D.C. and Bay Area of California, including Stanford University, University of Pacific, and Berkeley Music Center.
Sang the leading role of the "Medium" opera by Menotti (spring 1956) after coaching with Marie Powers, the original artist chosen by the composer.
Chosen as vocal solist for Beethoven Centennial Concert (1927) in New York City.
Served on many Music Department committees at San Jose State.
Program Chairman nine years for San Jose Opera Guild
Patroness of Mu Phi Epsilon, National Honorary Music Sorority, member of Sigma Alpha Iota, San Jose Opera Guild, San Jose Friends of Opera, San Jose and National Retired Teachers Associations, and Association of California Emeriti Professors.
Wrote many teaching articles of vocal and operatic material for students.
Some material on my methods for coaching of voice in classes was published in magazines distributed by Music Educators Association.