Pete DeLone Memorial Prize
Established in 1984 by his many friends and colleagues, this fund pays tribute to a respected academician and accomplished composer, Richard Pierre "Pete" DeLone. Professor DeLone received his bachelor's and master's degrees in composition from the Peabody Conservatory of the City of Baltimore. In 1973, his alma mater recognized his contribution to the field of music by conferring on him its Distinguished Alumni Award. He received his Doctor of Music degree in composition from Indiana University, and two years later joined the faculty of the School of Music. From 1968 to 1977, he served as chairman of the music theory department. Professor DeLone's influence on the profession was exhibited in many ways: he made significant contributions as a scholar, a composer, and a performer. He was the author or co-author of over a dozen textbooks on music theory. In a memorial resolution, members of Indiana University's composition department described Professor DeLone as "a man who was lyric in spirit, buoyant in outlook, [and] irrepressible in his zest for life."
The Pete DeLone Memorial Prize benefits music theory students at Indiana University.