David Effron

Title: Professor Emeritus
Company: Indiana University
Location: Bloomington, Indiana, United States

Maestro David Louis Effron, Professor Emeritus at Indiana University, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Artists for dedication, achievements, and leadership in music education and conducting.

Growing up in a musical family only meant one thing for Mr. Effron: that it would instill a lifelong passion of pursuing, performing and teaching. He started teaching in 1970, but had spent several years with the New York City Opera, the National Ballet, the Central City Opera and the Curtis Institute of Music conducting and directing orchestras. From 1978 to 1998, he taught as the music director of the Eastman School of Music at the University of Rochester. From there, he joined the faculty as chairman of the music department and professor of instrumental conducting at Indiana University. He attained the professor emeritus status from Indiana University in 2016.

Mr. Effron has been recognized on several occasions for his contributions to the music industry and education. In 1984, he received a Grammy Award. In 1988, he was the recipient of the Best Contemporary Recording Award from Ovation Magazine. More recently, in 2003, he received the Musician of the Year Award from the National Federation Music Clubs. Mr. Effron prepared for a career in music by earning a MusB from the University of Michigan in 1960, a MusM from Indiana University in 1962 and an honorary doctorate from North Carolina State University in 2006. Throughout his career, he has been an honorary member of Sigma Alpha Iota, Mu Phi Epsilon and Conductor Gold.

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