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Joseph Edgar Maddy (October 14, 1891 - 1966) was a pioneering American music educator.

He was born in Wellington, Kansas where both of his parents were teachers. He attended Wichita College of Music in Wichita, Kansas. There he studied the violin and joined the Minneapolis Symphony Orchestra He was also the first music supervisor of instrumental music in America in 1918 in Rochester, New York.

He later took a job at Morton High School in Richmond, Indiana and during that time, he formed the first National High School Orchestra in 1926.

In 1928, Maddy formed the National Music Camp which still exists today as the Interlochen Center for the Arts, and which spawned several complementary entities including Interlochen Arts Academy, Interlochen College of the Creative Arts and Interlochen Public Radio in Interlochen, Michigan.


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