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

Murray A. Allen

Murray R. Allen †

Irwin Bazelon

Irwin Bazelon †

  • Composer
  • BM 44' MM 45'
  • Composition
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Arthur Becker

Arthur Becker †

Donald Boroiar

Donald Boroian

  • Chair and CEO, FRANCORP
  • BM '55
  • Music Education
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Janai Brugger

Janai Brugger

Russell J Brumbach

Russell J. Brumbach

Oto Carillo

Oto Carillo

  • Horn Player with Chicago Symphony
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  • BM '93
    Performance
Rich Daniels

Rich Daniels

Orbert Davis

Orbert Davis

John Downey

John Downey †

  • Composer
  • BM '49
  • Piano/Composition
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Victor Faraci

Victor Faraci

      Senior Vice President, Warner Brothers Records

  • BM '54
  • Music Education
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Sasha Gerritson

Sasha Gerritson

      Founder, Executive Director, and General Manager LOpera Piccola

  • CER '99
  • Performance
Leo Henning

Leo Henning †

Donald Martin Jenni

Donald Martin Jenni †

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  • Professor and Monk
  • BM '58
  • Music Education, Composition
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Marjorie Kenny

Marjorie Kenny

  • Professor, DePaul School of Music
    BM '58
    Music Education
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Justin Kolb

Justin Kolb

Josephine Lee

Josephine Lee

Lorin Levee

Lorin Levee †

Samuel Magad

Samuel Magad

Norman Malone

Norman Malone

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  • Concert Pianist
  • BM ’68 / MM ’73 
  • Music Education
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Harry Manfredini

Harry Manfredini

Dick Marx

Dick Marx †

  • Jazz and Commercial Musician
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Rudresh Mahanthappa

Rudresh Mahanthappa

  • Jazz Saxophonist
  • BM '98
    Jazz Studies
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Robert Morrison

Robert Morrison

  • Pianist and Coach for the Metropolitan Opera
  • BM '79
  • Performance
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Robert Muczynski

Robert Muczynski †

Raymond Niwa

Raymond Niwa †

Thomas O' Horgan

Thomas O'Horgan †

Walter Parazaider

Walter Parazaider

  • Founder and Saxophonist, Chicago
  • BM '69
    Performance

Christopher Pavlakis

Christopher Pavlakis †

  • Composer
  • MM '56
    Composition
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Anthony Peluso

Anthony Peluso

  • Entertainment
    Walt Disney Resorts, Tony Peluso Productions, The Tussauds Group, Inc.
  • BM '73
    Music Education
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Anne Perillo

Anne Perillo

  • Vocal Pedagogue
  • MM '75
  • Voice Performance
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George Perle

George Perle †

  • Composer, Pulitzer Prize winner
  • BM '38
  • Composition
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James J Quinn

James J Quinn

  • Composer
  • BM '58 MM '63
  • Composition
Annie J Randall

Annie J Randall

  • Musicologist, Professor, Author
  • BM '86
  • Composition
photomissing

Brenton Ryan

  • Opera Singer
  • BM'09
  • Performance
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Willis S Schaefer

Willis H. Schaeffer †

  • Composer and Arranger
  • BM '50
  • Composition
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Leon Stein

Leon Stein †

  • Composer, Dean of DePaul School of Music 1966-1976
  • PhD '49
  • Composition
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Joe Vito

Joe Vito †

  • Jazz and Commercial Pianist
Doug Waddell

Doug Waddell

  • Percussionist
  • BM '81 MM '84
Ed Ward

Ed Ward

Guy S Wuellner

Guy S. Wuellner †

  • Pianist, Professor, Assistant Dean
  • BM '56
  • Music Education
† - denotes deceased

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