A Conversation With David Brozak
David Brozak is a veteran of the Appliance, Electrical, and Electronics Manufacturing industry. Currently he serves as Senior Vice President – Sales & Commercial Operations for Hitachi T&D Solutions Inc.
David holds both a Bachelor of Music Education degree and Master of Music Education with an emphasis in Jazz Studies from the University of Southern Mississippi. Currently, he is working towards his PhD in Music Education with an emphasis on Conducting at the University of South Carolina.
Early Life and Education
In the first eight years of a child’s life, major brain development occurs. This period is marked by rapid cerebral growth and considered one of the most crucial for their health and development.
Parents are the primary educators and mentors for children during this period. Yet in order to foster healthy developmental growth, children need active stimulation and interaction with others.
Early childhood education is an integral part of a child’s overall development and can have profound consequences for their academic success, economic productivity, responsible citizenship, lifelong health and strong communities. The United Nations has even declared high-quality early childhood care and education one of its Sustainable Development Goals.
David Brozak has had a remarkably diverse professional career that spans over three decades. From his days playing many first lines to his current position as Director of Athletic Bands at Southern Illinois University in Carbondale, it can be said that he is an accomplished musician in every sense of the word. Though he may not be a household name, he has been wowing audiences with his musical mastery for over a decade. Additionally, he has earned numerous accolades for his scholarship and philanthropic efforts that have inspired many others to follow in his footsteps. Notable accomplishments include leading student government organizations and founding the Chancellor’s Career Fellowship – appropriately named to recognize those memorable individuals.
Achievement and Honors
David Brozak has held several renowned positions during his career. He served as director of athletic bands at the University of South Carolina in Columbia, SC and also held positions as associate professor of music education and assistant conductor for the esteemed University of Illinois Bands. Furthermore, David is renowned for his abilities in percussion performance – particularly within wind bands – which he shares with many colleagues.
Born in Ohio, he earned his Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in music education from Ohio University before earning an Ed.D from the University of Illinois. Additionally, he served as visiting professor at Tennessee Technological University before accepting a position as Director of Athletic Bands at Southern Illinois University Carbondale.
Brozak, a Marine veteran and vocal critic of President Bush for years, believes the President and his team have shown contempt towards military personnel. This, according to Brozak, has contributed to why this conflict has been so devastating.
He is running for Congress in New Jersey against George W. Bush, and his campaign platform centers around how Bush has handled the Iraq War.
He is certain that people from all political perspectives will soon recognize how disastrous the Iraq War has been. So he’s making this a referendum on how voters in his district feel about both the war and President. To attract them, he’s doing retail politics – dressing up in a suit and greeting commuters at train stations three days a week.