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Duke Ellington School of the Arts Alumni Association

"Ability may get you to the top, but it takes character to keep you there."

- Stevie Wonder

The Duke Ellington School of the Arts Alumni Association was established:

• To maintain a strong and healthy bond between Ellington Alumni and the Duke Ellington School of the Arts;
• To stimulate and maintain an interest in the activities and welfare of Ellington among the members of the Alumni Association;
• To bring members together to build an infrastructure for communication;
• To provide services and programs for members;
• To assist Ellington in its growth and development; and
• To support the school financially through donations generated by various means.

The Alumni Association is dedicated to serving alumni by providing social, educational, and professional opportunities and to supporting Ellington’s artistic and academic mission and the advancement of artistic excellence, creativity, and innovation. Show your support for your alma mater and join forces with Ellington alumni. Welcome back home!

Notable Alumni
Dave ChappelleDenyce GravesLamman Rucker
Christylez BaconSylver Logan SharpTony Terry
Ben WilliamsHank Willis ThomasNekisha Durrett
Wallace RoneyMichaela Angela DavisStacey Lattisaw
Clifton PowellMe’Shell NdegéocelloAdam Serwer

… And numerous other noted and talented alumni! For more information, email us at

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