University Mourns the Sudden Passing of Prof. Franklin Inglis
December 14, 1955
December 14, 1955, Greencastle, Ind. — Franklin P. Inglis, professor in the DePauw University School of Music and director of University bands, died suddenly today during a concert in East College. He was 46 years old.
Professor Inglis suffered a heart attack after conducting the first half of a band concert in Meharry Hall. He was watching from offstage as Professor Dan Hanna '47, the assistant director of the band, led the second half of the program, when Inglis became ill and died almost immediately. The remainder of the concert was canceled and the audience left in stunned silence when informed of the tragic news.
A native of Buffalo, New York, Inglis joined the DePauw faculty in 1931 as instructor of woodwinds and director of the band. From 1931 to 1944 he served as assistant professor of music literature and woodwinds at Murray State College in Kentucky. He returned to DePauw in 1944 and at the time of his death was associate professor of woodwinds and music literature and director of bands.
A 1931 graduate of the Eastman School of Music, he received a master's degree from the University of Rochester in 1933. He was a member of Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia, the American Musicological Society, Pi Kappa Lambda, the College Band Directors National Association, Music Educator Conference and Gold Key.Back