Frank Tirro

Title:  Professor of School of Music

Company:  Yale University

Location:  New Haven, CT United States


  • Inductee, Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement (2018)
  • Featured Listee, Who’s Who in America, Marquis Who’s Who (1987-2016)
  • Featured Listee, Who’s Who in American Education, Marquis Who’s Who (1996-1997, 2004-2008)
  • Featured Listee, Who’s Who in Entertainment, Marquis Who’s Who (1992-1993, 1998-1999)
  • Featured Listee, Who’s Who in the East, Marquis Who’s Who (1986-1987, 1989-1990, 2001-2016)
  • Recipient, Fulbright Senior Scholarship, University Of KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa (2007)
  • Recipient, Distinguished Alumnus Award, University of Nebraska (2006)
  • Named Hall of Fame, Omaha Central High School (2002)
  • Recipient, Standard Composers Award, American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (1970-1971, 1973, 1997-2006)
  • Recipient, Duke Ellington Fellowship, Yale University (1989)
  • Recipient, Gustavus Fine Arts Award, Gustavus Adolphus College (1988)
  • Recipient, Alumni Association Award, University of Nebraska (1982)
  • Recipient, Research Grantee, Duke University Research Council (1976, 1978)
  • Recipient, Major Grant, Duke University Research Council (1975)
  • Recipient, Claire Dux Swift Marwitz Fellowship, The University of Chicago (1969-1971)
  • Recipient, Travel Grante, American Council of Learned Societies (1968)
  • Recipient, Award for Composition, National Federation of Music Clubs (1961)
  • Recipient, Ida M. Vreeland Award For Composition (1960)
  • Named, Dictionary of International Biography
  • Named, Dictionary of American Scholars


  • Honorary MA, Yale University
  • PhD, The University of Chicago
  • MusM, Northwestern University
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Music Education, University of Nebraska

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