George Palton is from Cleveland, Ohio, and completed his undergraduate studies at Bowling Green State University where he earned degrees in Music Education and Music Performance. Throughout his college search, he sought personal interaction with faculty and staff –– values that he brings to his role as Associate Director of Admissions for the School of Music at DePauw University.
George later went on to complete his graduate studies at the University of Kentucky where he received a Master of Music and Doctor of Musical Arts in Tuba Performance. As a performer, he has toured extensively throughout the country and won first place in several solo competitions. He is an avid chamber musician with an interest into expanding the role of the tuba in diverse settings and is currently performing with the Four Horsemen Tuba/Euphonium Quartet. George is also an active arranger and developer of pedagogical materials with an interest into tuba and euphonium music education and is the co-founder of Low Brass, High Standards. Prior to his employment at DePauw he was a member of the music faculty at Marshall University in Huntington, West Virginia.
George joined the DePauw family in 2017 and is excited to work with music educators, prospective students, and their families throughout the entire application and audition process. He believes that the School of Music is the perfect fit for aspiring musicians; combining a wealth of resources, awe-inspiring facilities, and a world-class faculty with personal interaction and a low student to faculty ratio. For George, a family-like atmosphere is a central component of the college experience, one that is tangible among the driven, engaged, and welcoming student community at DePauw.
During his spare time, George is most likely behind a tuba or in front of a grill. He enjoys traveling throughout the country to sample the very best barbecue and then returning home to replicate these famed dishes.