Richard Elliott

Richard (Dick) Elliott was born and raised in McMinnville, Oregon where his mother (Virginia Elliott) taught voice at Linfield College for 44 years and his father (Clifford Elliott) was the band director/supervisor of music in the McMinnville school district and later went on to Linfield College as the band director. He also was the 2nd President of Oregon Music Educators Association. While attending school in McMinnville, Mr. Elliott had the privilege of playing under John McManus in both Jr. High and High School. Undergraduate work was done at Linfield College resulting in a Bachelor of Arts with a major in Music Education. A Master of Music degree with a major in trumpet performance was earned at Illinois Wesleyan University in Bloomington, Illinois. Mr. Elliott began his teaching career in Seaside, Oregon. After two years he moved to Newberg where he remained for the next 38 years. He retired from public school teaching in 2006. Upon retirement, he began his career at George Fox University as Associate Director of Bands and also working in the Music Education area.

Mr. Elliott is an active clinician and adjudicator in Oregon, Washington, Idaho, and British Columbia. Over the course of his career he has had the honor of receiving the National Band Association Citation of Excellence, the Oregon Music Educators Association Teacher of the Year, the John Philip Sousa Legion of Honor, The Sudler Foundation Order of Merit, and The National Federation of High Schools Oregon Music Educator of the year among others. He is married to the love of his life, Judy (44 years), has a daughter and son along with twin 4 year old granddaughters.

Associate Director of Bands,
George Fox University
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