Oral History Information
Himie Voxman was a band director nearly all his life. He studied chemistry in college but fell into music because jobs were hard for chemists to find in the days of the Great Depression. Since he had studied clarinet beginning when he was eight, he felt he could teach. Over his extensive musical career, Himie earned a doctorate in music, was given countless awards and taught thousands of people to play music. His impact reached beyond those he taught in his classrooms. He wrote several method books because he felt more teaching materials were needed. Among his publications were a series of books designed to have the teacher interact and play more with their students such as his duet books.