Salzburg Global Seminar Session Participant Profiles
Sat 02 Apr - Wed 06 Apr, 2011

Duffie Adelson Duffie Adelson (Faculty)

Country/Region: United States of America

Merit School of Music

Executive Director, Merit School of Music, Chicago

Duffie Adelson is executive director of the Merit School of Music, a community music school nationally renowned for the caliber of instruction and level of financial support it provides to more than 6,000 students annually. Ms. Adelson joined Merit's faculty in 1982, was appointed Associate Director in 1986, became Executive Director in 1993, and was named President of the School in 2007. Under Ms. Adelson's leadership, Merit completed a $19.6 million capital campaign, increased its endowment to $11 million, and moved into a state-of-the-art facility with a concert hall, music library, recording studio and fifty classrooms. Merit now provides more than $2 million annually to ensure that motivated students can participate regardless of financial need. Ms. Adelson earned a Bachelor of Music from Lawrence University and a Master of Music from the University of Wisconsin at Madison. She received a Doctor of Music Education Honoris Causa, from VanderCook College in 2007.

Media files from Duffie Adelson

Powerpoint Presentation Duffie Adelson

Unleashing the Potential of Our Youth through Music Education