Duke in Depth

From February 20-22, 2015, alumni and their families and friends are invited to join the Duke Alumni Association for an in-depth look at the music of Motown and its influence on the Civil Rights Movement. In a series of events including lectures, panel discussions, and presentations, participants will explore the contributions of Motown and the music that was described as the “Sound of Young America.” As part of the weekend’s program, participants will attend a performance of Motown the Musical, directed by alumnus Charles Randolph Wright, at the Durham Performing Arts Center.

Participation is open to alumni, current Duke students, and Duke friends and family members that are at least 17 years of age. All minors must be accompanied by a supervising adult at all events.

Mark your calendars! Registration will open on December 1.


Schedule of Events:

Friday, February 20

6:30 PM - Registration and Networking

7:00 PM - Reception

7:30 PM - Lecture/Demonstration by faculty and student music ensembles


Saturday, February 21

9:00 AM - Continental Breakfast and Networking

9:30 AM - Panel Discussion with Faculty and Alumni

10:45 AM - Discussion/Lecture Sections

Three lectures will be offered, participants will choose one

12:00 PM - Lunch

Mark Anthony Neal, Keynote Speaker

1:30 PM - Shuttle departs for Matinee Performance of Motown the Musical

5:00 PM - Post Show Discussion and Reception

8:00 PM - Performance of The Subtle One, Ronald K. Brown / Evidence Dance Company & Jason Moran & The Bandwagon  at Reynolds Theater (optional)


Sunday, February 22

11:00 AM - Morning Chapel Service (optional)

12:30 PM - Departure


The above schedule is subject to change.