Professor Emeritus Edward C. Troupin came to UF in 1960. He was a 1942 graduate of Phillips Academy in Andover, Mass., Harvard University and the University of Michigan, where he received a master’s degree in music composition and violin performance. He served as conductor for the University Symphony Orchestra for 19 years, performed with the Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra and was instrumental in founding the Florida String Quartet, for which he served as principal violinist. He also co-founded the Alachua County Youth Orchestra and served as its first conductor. He also helped initiate the Young People’s Concerts with the UF Symphony. He was a published composer and was honored by Harvard University at his 25th class reunion, when he was invited to appear as guest conductor for the Boston Pops Orchestra. He retired from UF after 30 years of service in 1990 and passed away in 2004.