National Patrons and Patronesses

National Patrons or Patronesses:  A title conferred upon a musician who has attained a national reputation in his or her field. The title may also be conferred upon a nationally recognized patron of music.

Patron/Patroness Field/Specialty
Abel, Bruce Baritone
Alexander, Josef Composer, Educator
Almond, Claude* Educator
Anthony, Betsy Educator
Arrau, Claudio* Pianist
Babbitt, Milton Composer
Banowetz, Joseph Pianist
Barber, Samuel* Composer
Barbirolli, Sir John* Conductor
Battersby, Edmund Pianist
Beeson, Jack Composer, Educator
Berger, Jean* Composer
Bergman, Gustave Manager, Coach
Bezanson, Philip* Composer, Educator
Bishop, Ronald T. Tubist
Blankenship, Jan* Pianist, Educator
Bloch, Joseph Pianist, Educator
Bolcom, William Composer, Pianist
Bolt, Ben Classical Guitarist
Brown, Harry John Conductor
Bruck, Gene Musicologist, Critic
Brusilow, Anshel Conductor
Bueche, Gregory* Educator
Busch, Fritz* conductor
Cedrone, Frank Pianist
Chapple, Stanley* Educator
Charles, Ernest* Composer
Chenoweth, Wilbur Organist, Composer
Cho, Philip Tenor
Chobanian, Loris Composer
Ciepluch, Gary Conductor, Educator
Clark, Curtis* Pianist, Impresario
Cline, J. Deforest* Educator, Composer
Clokey, Joseph* Composer, Educator
Coe, Kenton Composer
Colgrass, Michael Composer
Corbett, J. Ralph Philanthropist
Cossa, Dominic Bass
Curtis, Louis Woodsen* Educator
Dann, Hollis* Educator
Davis, J. B. Bass
Dello Joio, Norman Composer
Demus, Joerg Pianist
Dichter, Misha Pianist
Diebel, Wendel H*. Pianist, Composer, Educator
Disney, Walt* Producer
Downes, Olin* Critic
Downey, John Composer
Drake, Glen* Educator
Dupre, Marcel* Organist
Durst, Sidney* Organist, Composer
Edwards, John S.* Orchestra Manager
Effinger, Cecil* Composer, Inventor, Educator
El-Dabh, Halim Composer
Elmore, Robert* Organist, Composer
Emile, Anders* Educator
Enesco, Georges* Violinist
Eppert, Carl* Composer
Eschmann, Karl* Educator, Composer
Estes, Simon Bass/Baritone
Ferden, Bruce* Conductor
Ferguson, Ray Organist
Findlay, Francis* Educator
Firestone, Harvey S., Jr.* Philanthopist
Fitch, Theodore Frank Composer
Floyd, Carlisle Composer, Educator
Fodor, Eugene Violinist
Ford, David Bass
Ford, Henry* Philanthropist
Foss, Lukas Conductor, Composer
Fox, Virgil* Organist
Gabrilowitsch, Ossip* Conductor, Pianist
Gach, Jay Anthony Composer
Galway, James Flutist
Garden, Mary* Soprano
Gartlan, George* Educator
Gehrkens, Karl* Educator
George, Vance Conductor
Ghitalla, Armando Trumpet
Giannini, Vittorio* Composer, Educator
Gibbs, Becket* Liturgical Music
Gillingham, David Composer
Gingold, Joseph* Violinist
Ginsburg, Henry T.* Violinist, Educator
Goldman, Richard Franko* Composer, Author, Conductor
Goossens, Eugene* Conductor
Greenberg, Herbert Violinist
Gruskin, Shelley Educator, Early Music Specialist
Guarnieri, Camargo* Composer
Hageman, Richard* Composer
Hale, Robert Baritone
Hall, Jesse B.* Manager
Halvorson, Carl Tenor
Hanson, Howard* Composer, Educator, Conductor
Harrison, Guy Frazer Conductor
Hasselmans, Louis* Conductor
Hawkins, Robert* Educator
Hendl, Walter* Conductor, Educator
Hill, Barre* Baritone
Hillman, Erik Pianist
Hinson, Maurice Pianist
Hogg, Ima* Philanthropist
Hollander, Lorin Pianist
Hollingsworth, Stanley Composer
Holsinger, David Composer, Conductor
Hopson, Hal Composer
Hughes, Royal* Educator
Hughes, Virgil Dulcimer maker
Husa, Karel Composer, Conductor
Hustad, Donald Organist, Composer-Arranger, Educator
Jacobi, Roger Educator
Janiec, Henry Conductor, Pianist, Educator
Johannesen, Grant Pianist
Johnson, Thor* conductor, Educator
Jordania, Vakhtang Conductor
Kains, Sherwood* Conductor,
Katz, Martin Pianist, Educator
Keister, Mrs. Albert F.* Philanthropist
Kim, Okgill* President, Ewha Womans University
Kindler, Hans* Conductor
Krause, Tom Baritone
Krone, Max* Educator
Krueger, Karl* Conductor
Kubelik, Rafael Conductor
Kubik, Gail Composer
Kunzel, Erich Conductor
Kuyper, George Manager
Landers, Joseph Composer
Lange, Hans* Conductor
Lees, Benjamin Composer, Educator
Little, Frank Tenor
Livingston, Hugh Composer, Pianist
Lockwood, Normand Composer
Lopez-Cobos, Jesus Conductor
Lovelace, Austin Composer, Organist
Lovelace, Noel Crawford Conductor, Organist, Composer, Church musician
Luvisi, Lee Pianist, Educator
Lynn, George* Composer
Maddy, Joseph E.* Educator, Conductor
Malas, Spiro Baritone
Malko, Nicolai* Conductor
Marcellus, Robert* Educator, Conductor
Marchal, Andre Organist
Martin, Aubrey* Educator
Martin, Joseph Composer, Pianist
Martinon, Jean* Conductor
Maslanka, David Composer
Mayer, William Composer
McCray, James Composer, Educator
Mead, James* Organist, Composer
Milnes, Sherrill Baritone
Mohr, Estell E. Educator
Myers, Gordon* Baritone
Neuen, Donald Educator, Conductor
Noelte, Albert* Educator
O'Hara, Geoffrey* Composer
Onofrio, Marshall Composer, Conductor, Educator
Paray, Paul Conductor
Pavarotti, Luciano* Tenor
Persichetti, Vincent* Composer
Pew, David * Organist, Composer
Pfautsch, Lloyd * Composer, Conductor, Educator
Pfohl, James Christan Conductor, Educator
Piatagorsky, Gregor* Cellist
Plishka, Paul Baritone
Pozdro, John Educator, Composer
Ramey, Samuel Bass-Baritone
Rayfield, Robert* Organist
Reichwald, Siegwart Musicologist, Conductor, Educator
Reid, Mike Composer, Pianist
Reiner, Fritz* Conductor
Reigger, Wallingford* Composer
Rogers, Bernard* Composer, Educator
Rogers, Fred* Educator, Producer, Musician
Rubenstein, Beryl* Educator
Rudel, Julius Conductor, Opera Director
Ruske, Eric* French Hornist
Rutter, John Composer, Conductor
Ryan, Alexander Boggs* Organist
Salzedo, Carlos* Harpist
Scherman, Thomas* Conductor
Schermerhorn, Kenneth Conductor
Schipa, Tito* Tenor
Schippers, Thomas* Conductor
Schuman, William* Composer, Administrator
Schwartz, Will Conductor, Educator
Seagle, John Baritone, Educator
Seitz, Harry* Educator, Author, Conductor
Shaw, Robert* Conductor
Shirley, George Tenor
Sills, Beverly* Soprano
Smith, Fowler* Educator
Smith, Joseph Conductor, Educator
Sopkin, Henry Conductor
Spalding, Albert* Violinist
Speaks, Oley* Composer
Spong, Jon* Organist, Composer, Accompanist
Stone, William Baritone
Strube, Gustave*  
Suzuki, Shinichi* Musician, Educator, Founder-Suzuki Method of Teaching
Suzuki, Waltraud Prange Educator, Board-Suzuki Institute
Swarthout, Max* Educator
Takahashi, Toshio Musician, Flute, Educator, Founder-Suzuki Flute Institute
Tanner, Carl Tenor
Taylor, Deems* Composer, Critic
Tcherepnin, Alexander* Composer
Temiamka, Henri Violinist, Educator
Thomas, John Charles* Baritone
Thomson, Virgil* Composer, Critic
Tocco, James Pianist
Torkanowski, Werner Conductor
Tredinnick, Noel Conductor
Treigle, Norman* Bass-baritone
Trevor, Kirk Conductor
Tuckwell, Barry Horn
Tureman, Horace* Composer
Underwood, Roy Educator, Pianist, Music Therapist
Von Grove, Isaac* Conductor
Vinay, Ramon Tenor
Waller, Frank Laird* Composer
Watson, Walter Composer, Educator, Organist, Pianist
Weber, Milton* Conductor
Weeks, Douglas Pianist
Weir, Mrs. David* Philanthropist
Werrenrath, Reinald* Baritone
Whear, Paul W. Composer
White, John Composer, Cellist, Author
Whitney, Robert* Conductor, Educator
Wilder, Dean Tenor*
Williams, Guy Bevier* Composer
Williamson, Gavin Harpsichordist
Wolff, Beverly Mezzo-soprano
Worthing, Richard Conductor, Educator
Yardumian, Richard* Composer, Pianist
Yusti, Tibor  Marquis Von Arth
Zamkochian, Berj Organist
Zelzer, Harry Impressario
Zimbalist, Efrem* Violinist, Educator

*deceased