Nevada Music Educators Association
Phil Hartman is the former Director of Bands at Centennial High School in Boise, Idaho where he taught for 27 years. He has previously served as the President of the District III Music Educators, Band Chairman for IMEA, Coordinator for the Idaho All-State Band and director of the Junior Idaho Youth Wind Symphony. He has been named Centennial High School’s “Teacher of the Year”, District III Band Director of the year, District III Music Educator of the Year and Idaho Music Educator of the Year. Mr. Hartman is a member of the Sousa Legion of Honor, presented by the John Philip Sousa Foundation and he and his wife Wendy were given the Mayor’s Award for Excellence in the Arts by Boise Mayor David Bieter. Under his direction the Centennial High School Band program achieved many awards and honors throughout the Northwest including three performances at the Idaho Music Educators All-State Conference, one performance at the All-Northwest Music Conference in Bellevue, Washington, and awards in symphonic, marching, and jazz band. Great emphasis was also placed on students continuing their active music participation after graduation as over 100 graduates went on to become music majors in college, and many more participated in college or service bands or orchestras. He currently has former students teaching band at all grade levels from elementary through university. He is married to Wendy Hartman and they currently teach classes in the Music Education Department at Boise State University. They have two children Angela and Ryan, and a son-in-law Rodney Zuroeveste, all teachers.
Wendy Hartman received her Bachelor of Music Education degree from Boise State University, and her Masters of Music Education from West Virginia University. She retired from her position as the orchestra director at Boise High School and North Junior High School in the spring of 2014, a position she held for 35 years. She has served in the past as director of the Elementary Honor Orchestra, the Junior High Honor Orchestra, organizing chair for the Idaho All State Orchestra and as president of the Idaho String Teachers Association. She was named the Idaho District III “Orchestra Director of the Year” in 1995, “Idaho Music Educator of the Year” in 2003 and “Music Educator of the Year” in 2007. In September 2007, Wendy and her husband Phil were presented with the “Mayors Award for Excellence in the Arts.” In 2014 Wendy was a finalist for the “Stephen Sondheim Inspirational Teacher of the Year Award”. She was awarded the Boise State University Distinguished Alumni in the fall of 2014. Wendy serves as clinician, adjudicator and guest conductor throughout the State and Northwest. She also coaches high school string quartets and volunteers with the Assistance League of Boise. In addition to her teaching schedule, Wendy was a cellist in the Boise Philharmonic Orchestra from 1975- 2003, and is currently a member of the Syringa String Quartet. She and her husband Phil, retired from his position as director of bands at Centennial High School, are now adjunct Music Education faculty members at Boise State University. They have two children, Angela and Ryan, who are both teachers in the Meridian School District and are also graduates from Boise State University. Their son-in-law, Rodney Zuroeveste, is an adjunct faculty member in the music department at Boise State University.