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Get Involved

"The ultimate expression of generosity is not in giving of what you have, but in giving of who you are."

- Johnetta B. Cole


In addition to critical financial support, Ellington relies on essential volunteers of individuals, universities, businesses and corporations. Whether creating a community event to benefit Duke Ellington, organizing a group to help clean or paint the school, or tutoring students in various academic subjects, every volunteer effort helps Duke Ellington.


We welcome you to take a tour, plan a site visit, meet our faculty and staff and personally experience the incredible talent cultivated at Duke Ellington. Please fill out our Tour Request Form to schedule a tour.

Host a Fundraiser

Friends of Duke Ellington can host a cocktail party or student art sale at their home to benefit the school. Guest faculty, staff and students can participate in a short program, including a performance, to introduce others to Duke Ellington. For more information, please email us at

Attend an Event

Our gifted students in Dance, Instrumental and Vocal Music, Theatre, Literary Media and Communications, Visual Arts and Museum Studies put on performances and exhibitions throughout the year at Duke Ellington. Students in Theatre Design and Production are responsible for the sound, lighting and management of all student productions. We invite you to experience first-hand these professional level artists’ talent. All proceeds from ticket sales go directly to the sponsoring departments. Your attendance is another way to support the arts. Please refer to our events calendar for a list of upcoming performances and exhibits.