Donald Byrd (EdD ’82) passes away at age of 80

| March 27, 2013

Great jazz trumpeter, Donald Byrd, who was equally dedicated to education, has passed away.  Byrd graduated in 1982 with his EdD. from the Program in Music and Music Education at Teachers College. The title of his dissertation is “The performance and analysis of an original Afro-American musical composition for trumpet and orchestra.” His sponsor was Professor Robert Pace.

NY Times obituary