Music man

david elliottInternationally renowned music philosopher David J. Elliott will speak about “Building a Foundation for Music: Current Trends in Arts Education” at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 8 in Sydnor Performance Hall.

Elliott joined New York University in 2002 after 28 years as professor and Chair of Music Education at the University of Toronto. He has also served as visiting professor of music education at Northwestern University, the University of North Texas, Indiana University, the University of Cape Town, and the University of Limerick.

He is the author of Music Matters: A New Philosophy of Music Education (Oxford, 1995) and editor of Praxial Music Education: Reflections and Dialogues (Oxford, 2005/2009). He has presented more than 200 invited lectures at university music schools around the world. As an award-winning composer and arranger, Elliott has published many choral and instrumental works with Boosey and Hawkes (New York).

Elliott has given many keynote addresses and research papers at international, national, and local conferences including world conferences of the International Society for Music Education, the MENC National Conference, and national conferences in China, Israel, Australia, New Zealand, and Canada.