Duane Bridges

Adjunct Professor of Music Composition

Duane Bridges is an adjunct professor of music at Webster University where he directs the New Music Ensemble. In addition, he teaches music classes in Piano, Composition, Music Theory, and Topics in Popular Music at Nerinx Hall where he is also the accompanist for their choral program and musical productions. He is the organist and music director at St. Thomas Episcopal Church in Glen Carbon, Illinois, and has worked as composer, accompanist, and musical director for the Insight Theatre Company.

Duane holds a BM and MM in Music Composition from Webster University. He has written numerous works in a variety of idioms including instrumental and vocal music, experimental music, electronic music, film scores, rock music, and much more. He is a frequent performer of his own music. His works have been performed throughout the United States and in Europe. In 2012, his choral work, “Loretto Poets Suite,” was performed as part of the Loretto Jubilee, celebrating 200 years of the Sisters of Loretto. The Nerinx Hall Select Chorus as part of the Heritage Festivals also performed the piece at the Riverside Church in New York City. Recent works include music for Insight Theater Company productions of Twelfth Night and The Belle of Amherst, as well as a piece for the Knox College Wind Ensemble entitled “Winter, Plague, and Pestilence."