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David Nott (Conductor)

Born: September 6, 1934 - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA
Died: December 15, 2004 - Mackinaw, Illinois, USA

The American conductor and teacher, David H. Nott, taught voice and was and former director of choral activities at Illinois Wesleyan University (IWU) for 31 years, bringing recognition to an already distinguished choral program. He led the Collegiate Choir on an annual spring break tour, which took the group to all corners of the USA and produced critically acclaimed recordings.

David Bott was married with Mary Monroe of Yonkers and Point O'Woods, Fire Island, an organist at Grace Church in Brooklyn Heights. Among his most distinguished students are world-renowned opera singers - bass-baritone Roger Roloff and soprano Dawn Upshaw, a two time Grammy Award-winner who is also married to Michael D. Nott, David Nott's oldest son. David Nott died in December 2004, at age 70. His death resulted from complications ensuing from surgery in July 2004 for cancer of the bile duct.

Source: Illinois Wesleyan University Website (April 2005, April 2006); NY Times Website (June 1986); The Pantagraph Bloomington, IL (December 18, 2004)
Contributed by
Aryeh Oron (May 2010)

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Tombaugh Receives David Nott Collegiate Choir Scholarship (IWU)
Memorial Service for David Nott at Illinois Wesleyan (IWU)

Michael D. Nott Wed To Dawn K. Upshaw (NY Times)
Article from:The Pantagraph Bloomington, IL (December 18, 2004 – High Beam)

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