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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.

 
  • Orbert Davis

    Orbert Davis

  • John Downey

    John Downey †

    • Composer
    • BM '49
    • Piano/Composition

  • Victor Faraci

    Victor Faraci

      Senior Vice President, Warner Brothers Records
    • BM '54
    • Music Education

  • Sasha Gerritson

    Sasha Gerritson

      Founder, Executive Director, and General Manager LOpera Piccola
    • CER '99
    • Performance
  • Harry Manfredini

    Harry Manfredini

  • Dick Marx

    Dick Marx †

    • Jazz and Commercial Musician

  • Rudresh Mahanthappa

    Rudresh Mahanthappa

    • Jazz Saxophonist
    • BM '98
      Jazz Studies

  • Robert Morrison

    Robert Morrison

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

  • Christopher Pavlakis

    Christopher Pavlakis †

    • Composer
    • MM '56
      Composition

  • Anthony Peluso

    Anthony Peluso

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


  • Anne Perillo

    Anne Perillo

    • Vocal Pedagogue
    • MM '75
    • Voice Performance



  • George Perle

    George Perle †

    • Composer, Pulitzer Prize winner
    • BM '38
    • Composition

  • James J Quinn

    James J Quinn

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

    Annie J Randall

    • Musicologist, Professor, Author
    • BM '86
    • Composition
  • Willis S Schaefer

    Willis H. Schaeffer †

    • Composer and Arranger
    • BM '50
    • Composition

  • Leon Stein

    Leon Stein †

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

† - denotes deceased


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