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Douglas Rust

Assistant Professor
Hurley School of Music
Centenary College of Louisiana
2911 Centenary Boulevard
Shreveport, LA 71104
(318) 841-7326


1995 Ph.D in Music Theory from Yale University
Dissertation: Lutoslawski's Symphonic Forms (advised by Allen Forte).

1989 B.M. in Jazz Piano Performance from the University of North Texas.

Continuing Education:
2005 San Antonio Jazz Residency, Jim Cullum Jazz Band
2004 Center for Educational Technology, Music Technology Conference
2004 & 2002 Associated Colleges of the South, Music Technology Seminar
1999 College Music Society, Music Technology Seminar

Teaching Experience:

2002-present Assistant Professor at Centenary College: teaching music theory and jazz.
2003 Taught hard-disk recording at Associated Colleges of the South: Music Technology Seminar
1998-2002 Visiting Assistant Professor at Southwestern University: teaching all levels of Music Theory and Ear Training, Composition, 20th Century Music, Music Technology, Orchestration and Jazz Ensemble.
1997, 1998 full time faculty lecturer at Texas A&M University: taught music survey courses and Fundamentals.
1993-5 Acting Instructor at Yale University: taught freshman Theory and Sightsinging.
1995 Grader at Yale University for Western Music and Black Music survey courses.
1995 Music Program Director at St. Thomas Episcopal Day School for grades pre-K through 6. Duties included teaching music class at each grade level and preparing two concerts and a chapel service.


Benny Goodman Band Arrangement Series: “Let’s Dance” and “Down South Camp Meeting” edited by Douglas Rust (Bluemound MN: Hal Leonard Publications, 2004).
"Two Questions of Perception in Lutoslawski's Second Symphony." Perspectives of New Music 42/2 (Fall 2004).
The Complete Oboe Sonatas of Francois Devienne, Vol. I, edited by Douglas Rust (Kalmus "Music Masters" Publications, 2004). (Vol. II forthcoming)
"Stravinsky's Twelve-Tone Loom: Precomposition and Composition in Movements,"Music Theory Spectrum16/1 (Spring 1994) 62-76.
"Conversation with Witold Lutoslawski,"The Musical Quarterly79/1 (Spring 1995) 207-23.
"Review of Nikolska, Conversations with Witold Lutoslawski(1994: Melos) and Rae, The Music of Lutoslawski (1994: Faber and Faber)," Current Musicology 59 (1995) 94-100.

Conference Papers:

“Cognitive Perception of Lutoslawski’s Aleatoric Counterpoint,” invited guest lecture at Cornell University, November 2005.
"Textural Intricacy and the Auditory Scene: A New Application of Bregman’s Granular Analysis,” read at Music Theory Midwest conference, May 2004.
A PCSet Primer for Jazz Students," invited guest lecture at the University of North Texas, February 1996.
"The Contour of Complexity in the Polish Avant-garde," read at the Texas Society of Music Theory conference, March 1995.
"Character and Drama in Lutoslawski's Symphony No. 3," read at the joint conference of the Texas Society of Music Theory/South Central Society of Music Theory, March 1994.
(This paper was also given as a classroom presentation at the University of Texas at Austin, March 1994.)

Professional Activities:

Designer and Director of the Music Library computer lab at Centenary College (2002-present), a student facility for CAI eartraining and midi notation. My work on this facility involved internet connections, installation of MIDI interfaces and controllers, software and hardware upgrades plus adjusting music curricula to take full advantage of the newly available technology.

Grant Researcher: Currently writing grants to build new recording studio at Centenary College. I wrote $3500 in grants to update the Music Library computer lab in Spring 2003.
Webmaster, redesigned the entire website for the Hurley School of Music to match new specifications from the College in Spring 2003.

Board Member, Texas Society for Music Theory (Also served on the conference program committee February 2002 and 1999).

ACS Representative, CET/MANE Music Technology Conference 2004 at Hamilton College, NY.
Designer and Director of the music technology lab at Southwestern University, a facility that trains students and faculty to develop digital audio, animation, scores and MIDI sequences and publish their work on the web (The lab opened in January 2000).

Assistant Editor, Journal of Music Theory 1993-4. My job was primarily that of writing readers reports for foreign submissions that had promising subject matter but poor use of English.

Dean, The American Guild of Organists: Brazos Valley Chapter 1997-8.

Member, Society of Music Theory, Texas Society of Music Theory, College Music Symposium.

Performance Experience:

2004 founded “Louisiana Jazz Repertory Ensemble,” a classic jazz chamber group who performed at the Red River Revel, Artspace the University Club, Shreveport Club, Elm Grove Middle School and a few other local venues this year. We made our radio debut on KDAQ FM in November 2004.
2004 piano accompanist for Tony-winning vocalist Leilani Jones (in recital with Shreveport Opera).
2003-present Jazz Ensemble Director, Centenary College of Louisiana
2003-present Organist at All Saints Reformed Episcopal Church, Shreveport
2003 Music Director for “Superstars Live” revue at Hollywood Casino, Shreveport
2000-2002 Jazz Ensemble Director, Southwestern University
2000-2002 Organist at St. John's United Methodist Church/Georgetown
1998 Pianist for Gershwin Concert of Brazos Valley Symphony
1998 Music Director for Texas A&M Theater production of Our Town.
1996-7 Conducted masses and oratorios by Haydn, Handel, Schütz and Pärt with the orchestra and chorus at St. Thomas Aquinas R.C. Church/College Station, Texas.
1996 Chorister and Substitute Organist at St. Mary's Cathedral/Austin, TX.
1995 Performed organ music of Vaughan Williams for local television station's featured tour of stained glass windows.
1993 Paid Chorister for Yale Institute of Sacred Music's Conducting Lab Chorus.
1993 Recorded organ music of Bach and Walther for NPR's "All Things Considered."
1992-5 Organist/Choir Director for St. John's Episcopal Church/New Haven


2005 and 2000 Who’s Who Among America’s Teachers
2005 Centenary Summer Research Fellowship
2001 Cullen Faculty Development Grant from Southwestern University (for research at the Benny Goodman Archive)
1992 Mellon Research Scholarship (for dissertation research)
1990 Full-tuition scholarship at Yale University.