Former Associate Professor of Music David Buttolph diesTweet
His career highlights are extensive and include positions with the New Orleans Philharmonic Symphony, Dillard University, the Manhattan School of Music, and as director of musical theater productions and conductor of orchestras and choruses in New York and throughout the east coast from Florida to Canada.
A noted composer, arranger and lyricist, he was also an avid proponent of the Kodly Method of music education and did extensive teaching of the method in a variety of settings, also serving in 1978 as president of the America Kodly Music Institute.
Preceded in death by his first wife, Janet Howe Buttolph, he is survived by his beloved wife, Ewa, two daughters, two sons, one son-in-law, one step-daughter, eight grandchildren, two great-grandchildren and many other relatives. Memorial services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, May 10, at Green Wood Cemetery in Brooklyn, N.Y., and at 11 a.m. Saturday, May 11, in the Dwight Chapel of the Yale University Old Campus. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in his memory to The Shoreline Arts Alliance Scholarship Funds in Guilford, 725 Boston Post Rd, Guilford, CT 06437, or to The Gunnery School, 99 Green Hill Rd, Washington Depot, CT 06793.