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Biography
David F. Eccles is a native of Norfolk, Virginia and the son of a music educator. Since 1991, David has held string education positions in Virginia, Florida, and Illinois. Mr. Eccles is currently Director of String Music Education and Director of Orchestral Activities at VanderCook College of Music in Chicago, Illinois. An active conductor, cellist, and clinician, Mr. Eccles has been the music director and conductor of numerous youth orchestras including the Tallahassee Symphony Youth Orchestra, Southwest Florida Symphony Youth Orchestra, Greater Miami Youth Symphony, Jubilate Youth Orchestra, and Brevard (FL) Symphony Youth Orchestra. Mr. Eccles has also conducted many state, county, and regional honors orchestras.

Mr. Eccles is currently completing his doctoral studies at Florida State University. He holds a Master’s Degree in Music Education from the University of Miami (Florida) and Bachelor of Music and Media from Norfolk State University. His principal teachers include Elizabeth Eccles, Laurien Laufman, Ross Harbaugh, and Dr. Michael Allen. He is an active member of ASTA, MENC, and NASPAAM.
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