Alice M. Kern, professor emeritus of music, died on Feb. 23 in Tucson, Ariz. She was 86.
Kern joined the U-M in 1949 as an instructor in piano. She became a full professor in 1965 and retired in 1976.
A native of Illinois, Kern studied at Alabama College, Eastman School of Music and the U-M, where she received her master of music degree in 1949.
She served as an officer in many national organizations, including Sigma Alpha Iota National Music Fraternity, Pi Kappa Lambda Honorary and the Music Teachers National Association.
Kern is survived by a daughter and son-in-law, Diane K. and Robert H. Wilson of DeKalb, Ill.; a sister, Adele M. Fuller of El Toro, Calif.; a nephew, Clark Fuller; and a niece, Ann Schrieber.