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Bruce Dudley


Bruce DudleyDr. Bruce Dudley is Assistant Professor of Music in the School of Music. A member of the faculty since 1995, he teaches Commercial Music Analysis and Aural Skills, Improvisation, Commercial Instrumental Styles, Commercial Piano, Advanced Commercial Music Analysis and Advanced Improvisation. Dr. Dudley has a Doctorate in Musical Arts from the University of Colorado, a Master of Music in Jazz Performance from the Eastman School of Music, and a Bachelor of Science in Music Business and Technology from New York University. He has also studied at the Manhattan School of Music, New England Conservatory, and earned a diploma in audio engineering from the Institute of Audio Research in New York City. Mr. Dudley has also been an instructor of jazz studies at the Nashville Jazz Workshop, San Jacinto College, St. Francis Xavier University in Nova Scotia, and the Eastman School of Music. He has conducted many jazz workshops throughout the United States, and has been an adjudicator at many festivals including the Texas Music Educators Association, Maritime Musicfests, and International Association of Jazz Educators. Mr. Dudley toured with Crystal Gayle for two years, and the Nelson Riddle Orchestra for eleven years. His other performance credits include artists Little Anthony and the Imperials, the Moody Blues and Broadway tours (Guys and Dolls, Grease, Fiddler on the Roof, Legally Blonde, and many other shows). Also known for his composition abilities, Mr. Dudley has composed music for commissions, Disney, Carnival Cruise Lines, and the soap opera Guiding Light. His recordings include Semblance (1997), Mostly Monk (2010), and The Solo Sessions (2012).

Mr. Dudley is currently a BMI writer and publisher, a member of the Nashville Association of Musicians, College Music Society, and Jazz Education Network (JEN). Click here to listen to a composition written and performed by Mr. Dudley.

Contact Information: (615) 460-6266 or email bruce.dudley@belmont.edu