Dwan Hublar Music Education Scholarship

Dwan V. Hublar (1940-2005) began his musical studies as a saxophone student in the fourth grade at St. Mary's Catholic School in New Albany, Indiana. His musical education continued in high school as he studied clarinet with James Elliott in Louisville, Kentucky. As a student at St. Xavier High School, he competed in the Kentucky State Solo & Ensemble Contest and also attended the Indiana University Summer Music Clinic, where he met his wife, the former Nancy O'Reilley of Warsaw, Indiana.

Inspired by his high school band director, Brother Edward Joseph, CFX, Mr. Hublar chose a career in music education, and earned a Bachelor of Music Education and Master of Music Education from Indiana University in Bloomington. During his years at IU, he played saxophone in the Marching Hundred and the Air Force ROTC jazz band, and he played clarinet in Wind Ensemble. He studied clarinet with Henry Gulick and saxophone with Roger Pemberton. He was also a member of Kappa Kappa Psi, and served as librarian for the IU Summer Music Clinic.

Upon graduation, Mr. Hublar became band director at Eastwood Middle School (Washington Twp.) in Indianapolis, Indiana, where he remained for 41 years until his retirement in 2004. While at Eastwood, he was twice awarded Teacher of the Year, was presented with the Bell Ringer Award from the Indiana Department of Education, and also served as the yearbook advisor.

Hublar was active in several organizations, including Indiana Music Educators, Indiana Bandmasters Association, National Band Association, IU School of Music Alumni Board (past president), IU Marching Hundred Alumni (past president), and the National Association of Pastoral Musicians. He was on the faculty of the IU Summer Music Clinic for 42 years, teaching clarinet or saxophone sectionals until serving as head counselor from 1984 to 2005.

The Jacobs School of Music is pleased to award the Dwan Hublar Music Education Scholarship to undergraduate students at the Jacobs School who are pursuing a degree in Music Education, whose primary instrument is the clarinet, and who demonstrates financial need.