Jerry Vevig Sr.

Inducted — 2004

Jerry Vevig

Jerry Vevig Sr. received his BA in Music Education in 1964 at Northwest Nazarene University in Nampa; his Masters in Education Administration in 1978 at the University of Idaho, Moscow. He started teaching at Fairmont Jr. High in Boise (1964-67), then taught choir at Capital High School, Boise (1967-83). His Capital HS choirs were chosen for IMEA concert hours and workshop performances (1972 & 1974) and were given first division ratings for 15 consecutive years in District III Music Festivals. His Capital Jazz Singers received first and second place trophies numerous times at Jazz Festivals in Idaho, Oregon, Washington, and Montana. In 1983, he became Coordinator of Music Education for Boise Public Schools (1983-97). The music staff nearly doubled during this time. Jerry directed four Music Week musicals: South Pacific, George M., Oklahoma, and Music Man, and he served as President of Boise Music Week (1989-91). Honors include: Idaho Stateman's "Distinguished Citizen" and the "Professional Achievement Award" from NW Nazarene University in 1991, IMEA "Music Educator of the Year" in 1994, NFIMA Outstanding Music Educator's Award (Idaho and NW Division, 1995), and the Governor's Award for "Excellence in the Arts."