Dr. David Elliott is Professor of Music and Music Education and Director of Doctoral Studies in Music Education at New York University. Prior to joining NYU in 2002, he was Professor and Director of Music Education for twenty-eight years at the University of Toronto. He has also held visiting professorships at Northwestern University, the University of North Texas, Indiana University, the Puerto Rico Conservatory of Music, the Irish World Academy of Music and Dance, and the Chinese Central Conservatory of Music (Beijing).
He is co-author (with Marissa Silverman) of Music Matters: A Philosophy of Music Education, 2nd edition (2015); author of Music Matters: A New Philosophy of Music Education (1995); editor of Praxial Music Education: Reflections and Dialogues (2005); co-editor of Community Music Today (2013); and co-editor of Artistic Citizenship: Artistry, Social Responsibility, and Ethical Praxis (2016). He has also published 46 peer-reviewed journal articles and 37 peer-reviewed chapters in edited books, including: The Oxford Handbook of Philosophy in Music Education; The Oxford Handbook of Music Education; Music, Health, and Well-Being; The Oxford Handbook of Musical Identities; The Child as Musician; Giving Voice to Democracy in Music Education; Becoming Musical; and The Oxford Handbook of Community Music.
Dr. Elliott has presented more than 300 conference keynote papers/invited university lectures in 47 countries, and he is an award-winning jazz trombonist and composer/arranger.