Mr. David Effron is a Grammy-Award winning conductor and educator. He received a bachelor of music degree from the University of Michigan in 1960 and a masters of music from Indiana University in 1962. He also received a Fulbright Scholarship and a Rockefeller Foundation Grant to study with Wolfgang Sawallisch in Cologne, Germany. He was a member of the New York City Opera conducting staff for 18 years and has conducted major orchestras in Canada, Taiwan, Korea, Europe, Israel and Mexico. The Grammy-winning performer is the former head of the Eastman School of Music and the Merola Program in San Francisco. Since 1998, he has been the professor of conducting at Indiana University and the artistic director of the Brevard Music Center, where he first studied the piano at the age of 14.