The Maestro

Anshel Brusilow conducting
Anshel Brusilow

I have just finished reading the spring issue of The North Texan, and I am so sad to learn of the passing of Maestro Anshel Brusilow. I was honored to play in the bass section of the then NTSU Orchestra in the early 1980s, and I learned so much from him.

My career path took me in a direction other than music (as a judge in the Family Court of the state of Delaware), but I play in a community orchestra to this day, and I think of the maestro often and always with joy. He was brilliant. And he helped make me a better musician and a better person.

Thanks for the opportunity to remember this great man.

James G. McGiffin Jr. ('82)
Dover, Delaware

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