It is with great sadness that we announce that Dr. Janet Montgomery, a member of our Music Education faculty, passed away on March 19, 2016.
Dr. Montgomery contributed tirelessly to our music education program for the last ten years and provided important leadership to our division during that time. Her devotion to our students, current and past, faculty members, and the UMD music education program was unending. Prior to joining us at Maryland she served on the music education faculty at the University of Colorado and Ithaca College. She was enthusiastic about the role that music played in the life of children and was particularly devoted to impacting teachers’ interactions with students who had special needs. She cared about everyone she came into contact with and will be missed.
Our thoughts and deepest condolences are with Janet's family and friends. Our thoughts are also with those who worked most closely with Janet in the School of Music: her Music Education faculty colleagues, her students, and the faculty and staff of the School and of the Summer Youth Music Camp.
It was an honor to work with Janet in the School of Music as a colleague and in her role as Division Chair of Music Education. Her tireless enthusiasm for the art of music, her love of teaching, and her unbounded optimism in the face of adversity were an inspiration that will be long remembered.