Duane Bridges | Webster University

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. He is also the director of the instrumental program at Nerinx Hall High School in St. Louis where, in addition to directing the orchestra, he teaches courses in music theory, music composition, and the humanities. From 2014-2016 he worked as coordinator, director and coach for Alarm Will Sound's "Music Today" program with the Community Music School of Webster University. For over 25 years he has been organist and music director at St. Thomas Episcopal Church in Glen Carbon, Illinois.

Duane holds a BM and MM in Music Composition from Webster University. He has composed music in a variety of idioms including instrumental and vocal music, experimental music, electronic music, ambient music, film scores, and much more. He is a frequent performer of his own music. His music is equally at home in the concert hall or art gallery as it is in the garden. Recent performances and works have utilized plants as collaborators in musical creation. This work was featured in St. Louis Magazinein 2017. Recent works including Plant Music, Three Songs from The Imaginary World,Lasst Uns Erfreuen, and Four Sound Poems for Synthesizer Quartethave been performed at Flood Plain Gallery, Granite City Art and Design District, Gaslight Studio, and at Webster University. Duane also maintains a small record label, Dulad Music Curators, specializing in recordings of his own compositions in addition to other musical projects.