Münir Nurettin Selçuk(1900 – April 27, 1981) was a Turkish classical musician and tenor singer. He was one of the most reverednames in Turkish music.He was born in Istanbul, Ottoman Empire in 1900 or 1901. As a youth, Selçuk studied in Hungary beforereturning to Turkey and becoming a musician. In 1927, he travelled to Paris for a musical education, thenbegan working for the Istanbul Conservatory in 1953. He was the director of the Conservatory for a total ofsixteen years.Selçuk spent some time singing in stage musicals. One of Selçuks most important legacies was theestablishment of the position of lead singer in Turkish music. He died on April 27, 1981.He fathered two sons, both of whom followed his footsteps into music, pianist composer Timur Selçuk, and jazzdrummer composer Selim Selçuk.