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Memoir

Florian F. Mueller
Regents' Proceedings 1009

FLORIAN F. MUELLER, Professor of Music, is concluding a distinguished twenty year career as a teacher, performer, and composer at The University of Michigan.

Born in Bay City, he received his M.Mus. degree from the American Conservatory in Chicago in 1928. During his studies there he pursued an active performing career, which included work with the B & K Theatres of Chicago, Civic Orchestra of Chicago, and Rochester New York Philharmonic Orchestra.

From 1927-1954 he played with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra serving as first oboeist for a majority of those years. In 1929 he also played with Sousa's Band. In addition he held teaching positions with Roosevelt College, Central YMCA College, Northwestern University, and the Civic Orchestra of Chicago. In 1954 he was appointed a lecturer at The University of Michigan, was promoted to Associated Professor in 1956, and to full Professor in 1961.

Professor Mueller has earned a national reputation as a performer playing under the most famous conductors in the world. He has distinguished himself as well as a composer.

As a teacher he has demonstrated a remarkable capacity to transmit his eloquence as a performer to scores of students who attest to his brilliance. The Regents happily acknowledge this distinguished artist and teacher and express to him their gratitude as they name him Professor Emeritus of Music.