Dr. David Blon will join Purdue Bands & Orchestras this fall as a Clinical Assistant Professor. Blon recently served as Artist-in-Residence for the department during the 2019-2020 academic year. He received his Bachelor of Music at Slippery Rock University, his Master of Music at Youngstown State University, and his Doctor of Musical Arts at the University of Missouri – Kansas City. Prior to pursuing his doctoral degree, Blon was Director of the University of Hawai’i Symphonic Band and the “Rainbow Warrior” Marching Band. He also served as the Graduate Teaching and Conducting Assistant for the Conservatory of Music and Dance at the University of Missouri – Kansas City. For three summers, he was the Ensemble Manager for the World Youth Wind Symphony at Interlochen Center for the Arts. Most recently, Blon was the Director of Athletic Bands at West Virginia Wesleyan College.
“We could not be more thrilled to have David joining our faculty here at Purdue,” remarked Jay Gephart, Director and Al G. Wright Chair of Purdue Bands & Orchestras. “His professional experience and academic success will be so meaningful in providing special opportunities for our students. We are so fortunate to work with him again and welcome him back to the Purdue Bands & Orchestras family.”
As Clinical Assistant Professor, Dr. Blon will direct various concert bands and teach classes in the College of Liberal Arts.