Dr. Eileen Cline

(Louisville, Colorado) – Award-winning author/educator, former Dean of the Conservatory  of Music at The Johns Hopkins University, author of The Pierian Hymn [inducted 1991]

Dr. Eileen Cline was born in Chicago to parents who encouraged their children to not accept limitations. She excelled at ballet, piano and sports. For three decades she held teaching and administrative positions at university, public school and community music school sectors in Colorado, Indiana and Connecticut. From 1983 to 1995, Dr. Cline served as Dean of the conservatory of Music at The Johns Hopkins University, then Senior University Fellow in Arts Policy at the Hopkins Institute for Policy Studies where she oversaw major developments in quality of students, facility and curriculum. She was a mentor to a long list of young African American musicians active on the national and international scene today.

An award-winning author and educator, active for nearly half a century in a broad range of professional and civic enterprises, Dr. Cline was a resource fellow at the Aspen Institute Executive Seminar and served as Board Member and advisor to numerous organizations, including the American Symphony Orchestra League, Marlboro Music Festival, Institute for Theology and the Arts, North American Folk Music and Dance Alliance, and was a juror for the 2001 Van Cliburn International Piano Competition. Dr. Cline wrote our beloved Pierian Hymn and for this we are most proud.  A wonderful biography of Dr. Cline is available on History Makers.