Born in Port
Chester, New York, Elliot Del Borgo holds a B.S. degree from the
State University of New York, an Ed.M. degree from Temple University,
and an M.M. degree from the Philadelphia Conservatory of Music, where
he studied theory and composition with Vincent Persichetti and
trumpet with Gilbert Johnson. In 1973, he was granted the doctoral
equivalency by SUNY, and was later elected to membership in the
American Bandmasters Association in 1993.
Mr. Del Borgo
taught instrumental music in the Philadelphia public schools and was
Professor of Music at the Crane School of Music, where he held
teaching and administrative positions from 1966 to 1995. An
award-winning member of ASCAP, he is a frequent consultant,
clinician, lecturer, and adjudicator in the United States and abroad.
Mr. Del Borgo is an internationally-known conductor of bands and orchestras.
In addition to his
music for the 1980 Olympics in Lake Placid, he has published nearly
500 compositions for a variety of media. His music reflects the
aesthetics of twentieth-century musical ideals through its eclectic
nature and vigorous harmonic and rhythmic style.