NEH Summer Scholars will work with leading
experts in the field, as well as a member of Ellington's band, to
engage in inquiry-driven exploration of the music Duke Ellington,
focusing on eight Anchor Works; the man behind the musician and
understanding the social issues that shaped a developing culture;
and the people and places who helped shape both the man and his
music. We will visit important sites in New York City, have
seminar-style discussions led by our leading experts, use film and
sound recordings, do archival research through library databases,
and have a live band to play with us and for us!
These workshops are open to all teachers, regardless of
discipline. No musical experience required, but any you have will
be put to use!
Any views, findings, conclusions,
or recommendations expressed in this program
do not necessarily reflect those of the National Endowment for