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Elliot Del Borgo
(1938 - 2013) 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.