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Dwight Andrews

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Dwight Andrews (born in 1960) is an Associate Professor of Music Theory at Emory University and has taught at Rice University, Yale University, and Ha

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Dwight Andrews (born in 1960) is an Associate Professor of Music Theory at Emory University and has taught at Rice University, Yale University, and Harvard University.  He is also Senior Minister of First Congregational Church in Atlanta.  Andrews holds Bachelor's and Master's degrees in music from the University of Michigan and a Master of Divinity degree and a Ph.D. in Music Theory at Yale.  He has composed and arranged extensively for the theater; serving as Music Director for the Broadway productions of August Wilson's Ma Rainey's Black Bottom, Joe Turner's Come and Gone, Fences, The Piano Lesson, and Seven Guitars.  His film credits include The Old Settler, W.E.B. Dubois: A Biography in Four Voices, Homecoming, The Piano Lesson, and Miss Evers’ Boys, among others.  Andrews has served as a multi-instrumentalist sideman on numerous jazz and “new music” recordings with distinguished artists such as Anthony Braxton, Anthony Davis, Nana Vasconcelos, James Newton, Wadada Leo Smith, Jay Hoggard, Andy Bey, and Geri Allen.  Dr. Andrews is presently editing a collection of critical essays on African American composer William Levi Dawson.


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