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David Elliott is Professor of Music and Music Education at New York University.
Total Books: 7
Elliott was educated at the University of Toronto (B.Mus, M. Mus., and B.Ed) and Case Western University (PhD, 1983). During his undergraduate and graduate studies at the University of Toronto Elliott studied trombone with Ralph Sauer (principal trombone, Toronto Symphony and, subsequently, principal trombone, LA Philharmonic) and played professionally as a jazz trombonist in Toronto. During this time, he also studied composition/arranging privately with several noted classical and jazz composers, including Gordon Delamont, one of Canada’s most respected composition teachers. His first major composition for large jazz ensemble won first prize in the 1976 composition competition of the US National Association of Jazz Educators (subsequently, the IAJE). He has won several other awards and has published many choral and instrumental works with Boosey & Hawkes (New York).
In 1973, he was appointed to the position of lecturer in music education at the University of Toronto. He was subsequently appointed assistant, associate, and full professor of music education at U of T. At several points during his career at Toronto he also served as a Visiting Professor at other university music schools, including the University of North Texas, Indiana University, the University of Limerick, Northwestern University, and Rutgers.
In 2002, he was appointed Professor of Music and Director of Music Education in the Department of Music and Performing Arts Professions at New York University. He currently teaches several MA and PhD courses at NYU, including music/music education philosophy, music research methods, music composition pedagogy, community music, psychology of music education, and curriculum development. He also advises PhD students in music education. During 2005-2007 (while full-time at NYU), he was also a Visiting Professor of music education at the Puerto Rico Conservatory of Music, where he established and taught an MA program in music education.
Elliott is best known for his “Praxial Philosophy of Music Education,” as presented in Music Matters: A New Philosophy of Music Education (Oxford University Press, 1995). An invited collection of critically reflective essays on the praxial philosophy, Praxial Music Education: Reflections and Dialogues, was published by Oxford Press in 2005 and reissued in paperback in 2009. Elliott has published many invited book chapters, and numerous journal articles in leading journals, including: Action, Criticism, and Theory for Music Education; The Journal of Aesthetic Education; International Journal of Music Education-Research; Philosophy of Music Education Review; Bulletin of the Council for Research in Music Education; Research Studies in Music Education; College Music Symposium; and Educational Philosophy and Theory.
He has presented more than 200 invited lectures at universities around the world, including: Queens (Belfast), Trinity College-Dublin, and the Universities of Limerick and Cork, Ireland; the University of Cape Town, Durban-Natal, Johanneserg, Pretoria, and Stellenbosch, South Africa; the University of Auckland, Otago, Christchurch, and Wellington, New Zealand; the Sibelius Academy of Music, and the Universities of Oulu and Jyväskylä, Finland; Stockholm University and Orebro University, Sweden; the University of Porto (Portugal); Hong Kong Chinese University; the Universities of Sydney, Queensland, Melbourne, and Brisbane Australia; and, in the USA, the University of Southern California, UCLA, Michigan State, University of Michigan-Ann Arbor, Temple, Penn State, University of South Florida, University of Oklahoma, Boston University, University of Texas (Austin), University of Maryland-College Park, the Puerto Rico Conservatory of Music, the Hartt School of Music, Eastman School of Music, Ithaca College, James Madison University, and the University of Minnesota.
In addition, he has given many keynote addresses at international, national, and local conferences in (for example) Australia, Belgium, Canada, China, Denmark, England, Finland, Germany, Holland, Israel, Ireland, Japan, Malaysia, New Zealand, Norway, Portugal, Spain, South Africa, and Switzerland.
At present, Elliott is Associate Editor of Action, Criticism, and Theory for Music Education and serves on the Editorial Boards of the International Journal of Community Music (which he founded in 2004 with Kari Veblen), the International Journal of Music Education-Research, and Research Studies in Music Education. He has also served on the Editorial Boards of the Philosophy of Music Education Review and the Bulletin of the Council for Research in Music Education.