Now the Director
of Bands at Tulane University, John M. Dilkey first moved to New
Orleans in 1977. He received his bachelor's degree from Butler
University and his master's degree from Ohio State University. While
in the Midwest, Mr. Dilkey taught in the Ohio and Indiana public
school systems before pursuing a doctorate at Indiana University.
Since arriving in New Orleans, he has become a successful freelance
musician, playing trombone, tuba, and piano with a number of
professional groups around the city. In addition to performing, he is
a composer and arranger specializing in music for large jazz ensemble.