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Distinguished Alumni

DePaul University has honored the following people with the Distinguished Alumni Award for their leadership in the community through their professional achievements and public service.

 
Murray R. Allen *
Audio Engineering Executive
 
Irwin Bazelon *
Composer
 
Arthur Becker *
Dean, DePaul University School of Music  1921-1965
 
Donald Boroian
Chair and CEO, FRANCORP
 
Sasha Gerritson
Founder, Executive Director, and General Manager LOpera Piccola
 
Russell J. Brumbach
President, Walt Disney Records Worldwide
 
Rich Daniels
Orchestra Leader and Humanitarian, Chairman of Deans Advisory Board
 
Orbert Davis
Jazz Trumpeter, Music Educator
 
John Downey*
Composer
 
Victor Faraci
Senior Vice President, Warner Brothers Records
 
Leo Henning *
Music Educator
 
Donald Martin Jenni
Professor and Monk
 
Marjorie Kenney
Professor, DePaul University School of Music
 
Justin Kolb
Concert Pianist
 
Josphine Lee
Conductor
 
 Samuel Magad
Concertmaster (retired), Chicago Symphony Orchestra
 
Harry Manfredini
Film Composer
 
Dick Marx *
Jazz and Commercial Musician
 
Robert Muczynski *
Composer
 
Raymond Niwa
Violinist, Chicago Symphony Orchestra
 
Thomas OHorgan*
Broadway Director and Musicologist
 
Walter Parazaider
Founder and Saxophonist, Chicago
 
Christopher Pavlakis 
Composer, Publisher Unversity Music Editions, Author The American Music Handbook (1974)
 
Anthony Peluso
Entertainment Industry
Walt Disney Resorts, Tony Peluso Productions, The Tussauds Group, Inc.
 
Anne Perillo
Vocal Pedagogue
 
George Perle
Composer, Pulitzer Prize Winner, MacArthur Fellow
 
James J. Quinn
Composer
 
Annie J. Randall
Musicologist, Professor, Author
 
Willis H. Schaeffer *
Composer and Arranger
 
Leon Stein *
Composer, Dean, DePaul University School of Music 1966-1976
 
Joe Vito *
Jazz and Commercial Pianist
 
Ed Ward
Chicago Musicians Union President
 
Guy S. Wuellner
Pianist, Professor, Assistant Dean
Drake University
 
* denotes deceased