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David Morrison
David Morrison




David Morrison (Arlington Heights, Illinois) served as Director of Bands at Prospect High School, in Mt. Prospect Illinois, where he built and maintained a nationally recognized concert and marching band program for twenty-nine years. The Prospect marching bands were frequent finalists at Bands of America events at both regional and Grand National venues. His concert bands were equally successful, being selected as Honor Band at the University of Illinois Super State Festival. After his high school retirement in 2006, Morrison worked as conductor of the University of Illinois at Chicago concert band. He also served on the faculty of Illinois Wesleyan University, DePaul University, Northern Illinois University, and Vander Cook College of Music. As a guest conductor, Morrison worked with bands throughout his home state of Illinois, including the Illinois All-State Band and numerous ILMEA district and local bands. He also conducted bands in numerous other states and with several groups internationally, including bands in Singapore and Australia, and he continues to clinic and adjudicate bands in many parts of the country and the world. Morrison is a recipient of the Citation of Excellence from the National Band Association, the Outstanding Contributions to Education Award, the Outstanding Chicagoland Music Educator Award, the John Paynter Lifetime Achievement Award and the John Philip Sousa Foundation Legion of Honor Award. He was inducted into the Phi Beta Mu Bandmaster’s Hall of Fame, and in 2003, Morrison was honored as the State of Illinois Teacher of the Year.