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Dr. Skye van Duuren

Summer Brass Guest Instructor




703 Quincy Street, Suite 1

Rapid City, South Dakota 57701

A Bit About Me

Skye van Duuren is a performer, award winning composer, and educator. He serves as Assistant Professor of Music at Black Hills State University and director of the Dakota Chamber Orchestra. 

An experienced orchestral musician, Dr. van Duuren has performed with the Black Hills Symphony Orchestra, Lima Symphony, Knoxville Symphony Orchestra, Knoxville Opera, Sonora Philharmonic Orchestra, and others. He enjoys an active commission schedule as a composer and his repertoire includes over one hundred works for symphony orchestra, chamber ensembles, solo instrument, keyboard, and electronics, with performances around the United States and internationally.

He directs and plays in the Honeycomb Brass, whose mission is to bring brass music entertainment to the greater Black Hills community, often fundraising for local charities. When he is not occupied with making music, he enjoys cycling, hiking, and watching e-sports.

Dr. van Duuren is currently self-published, and offers digital downloads of scores and backing tracks for his original works and arrangements at

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