Don Haddad

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Donald W. Haddad


Donald (Don) Wayne Haddad (b. 11 January 1935, Marietta, Ohio) is an American composer, hornist and educator.

After graduation from Marietta High School, Haddad attended Ohio University where he received his Bachelor of Fine Arts and Master of Fine Arts degrees. He graduated cum laude with Honors in Composition. He wrote Introduction and Dance for brass choir and percussion while there. He studied composition with Karl Ahrendt and Ernst von Dohnonyi and horn with William Brophy at Ohio University. Haddad was a doctoral student at the University of Colorado, and served as visiting lecturer in horn there. He took professional study at the Aspen Festival of Music and the Chautauqua Institute, studying horn with James Chambers and Forrest Standley. After graduating from Ohio University, Haddad served as Assistant Director of Bands and brass instructor at West Texas State University.

During his teaching career, Haddad served on several faculties, including the University of Kentucky, and the Interlochen Arts Academy. He also taught at Rocky Ridge, Red Fox, and National Music Camps during summer sessions. Among the highlights in his career are an NBC Today Show appearance with Hugh Downs, a Towne Hall Recital in new York City, a tour with the Henry Mancini Orchestra, and appearances as a C.G. Conn soloist and clinician.

Haddad has 38 solo, ensemble and concert band publications, 11 recordings of his compositions and numerous unpublished works for band, orchestra, chorus and chamber ensembles to his credit. A member of the American Society of Composers, Authors, and Publishers, Haddad has received 36 ASCAP Serious Music Awards. He has written commissioned works for various high school, college, and university ensembles.

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