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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 *
Arthur Becker *
Dean, DePaul University School of Music  1921-1965
Donald Boroian
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*
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
 Samuel Magad
Concertmaster (retired), Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Harry Manfredini
Film Composer
Dick Marx *
Jazz and Commercial Musician
Robert Muczynski *
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
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