Dr. A. Oscar and Mrs. Janet Haugland
A. Oscar Haugland and his wife Janet established the Haugland Scholarship in Music to honor the Haugland family, to celebrate Northern Illinois University’s centennial anniversary, and to provide educational opportunities to students of composition and music theory. A. Oscar Haugland was a professor of theory of composition in the NIU School of Music from 1960 until his retirement in 1992. During his five decades in the NIU community, he also played French horn for many years in the DeKalb Municipal Band. Haugland’s work cover a variety of media, including symphonic, chamber, choral, musicals and solos, many of which are published. A variety of his compositions have been performed throughout the United States, as well as around the world. He and his wife Janet raised three children together.