Born in Port Chest, NY, Elliot Del Borgo holds a bachelor's degree from the State University of New York, a music education degree from Temple University, and an masters degree from the Philadelphia Conservatory of Music, where he studied theory and composition with Vincent Persichetti and trumpet with Gilbert Johnson. In 1973, he was granted the doctoral equivalency by the State University of New York and was elected to membership in the American Bandmasters Association in 1993.
Mr. Del Borgo taught instrumental music in the Philadelphia Public Schools and was Professor of Music at the Crane School of Music, where he held teaching and administrative positions from 1966 to 1995. An award-winning member of the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP), he is a frequent consultant, clinician, lecturer, and adjudicator and is a widely known conductor of bands and orchestras.
In addition to his music for the 1980 Olympics in Lake Placid, he has published nearly 500 compositions for a variety of media. His music reflects the aesthetics of twentieth century musical ideals through its eclectic nature and vigorous harmonic and rhythmic style.