Martha Maybury Wampler (left)Martha Maybury Wampler (left)At the age of 18, Martha Elizabeth (Maybury) Wampler a native of Richmond, VA, studied violin with C. Roland Reasoner for two years (1946-1948) at the New England Conservatory.  She returned to NEC in 1951-1952, studying violin with Frank MacDonald, as well as taking courses in orchestra and solfege. Wampler received her undergraduate degree in mathematics in 1950 from Eastern Nazarene College, Quincy, MA. In 1962, Wampler earned her M.A. in Music from California State College, Long Beach.  In addition, Wampler studied violin at the American Conservatory of Music in Chicago and the Claremont Graduate School, Claremont, CA.

In Europe, Wampler studied at the Orff-Institute, Mozarteum, Salzburg in 1963-1964 and at the Hochschule für Musik in Munich in 1964-1965 under a Fulbright-Hays Gramt.

Wampler worked as an Elementary Instrumental Teacher in Bellflower, CA.

Biographical information compiled from the Eastern Nazarene College Orff-Schulwerk brochure and her book, And Early Song, as well as information from the NEC Archives.

Physical description

The Wampler Collection is approximately .15 lin. ft. organized into six folders – all paper materials with the exception of three photographs.


This collection was donated to the Conservatory library in two parts in September and October 2005 by Martha Wampler, through her brother, Robert Maybury.


Access to the Martha Maybury Wampler Collection is granted by the Archivist or Director of Libraries.  Appointments must be scheduled in advance. There are no restrictions on this collection.


All copyrights to this collection belong to the New England Conservatory.
Permission to publish materials from this collection is granted by the Director of Libraries. This collection should be cited as: Martha Wampler Collection in the Archives at New England Conservatory, Boston..