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    Duncan Sheik x NYU!

    The Clive Davis Institute of Recorded Music at the NYU Tisch School of the Arts announced that award-winning and multifaceted songwriter and performer Duncan Sheik will serve as the department's newest Artist in Residence.

    Sheik, who first attained worldwide fame with his 1997 hit "Barely Breathing" and who went on to win a Tony Award in 2007 for Best Original Score for Spring Awakening and a 2008 Grammy for producing the Spring Awakening cast album, will serve as teacher, advisor and mentor to Recorded Music students during the 2014-15 academic year.

    He clearly has the resume and experience for such a gig.

    "We're thrilled that both our students and our faculty will have the opportunity to work with and learn from Duncan because he's not only a musical genius, but he also truly understands the mind of the young artist," said Jeffrey Rabhan, Chair of the Clive Davis Institute of Recorded Music. "He has brought depth and sophistication to pop music, and a rock sensibility to musical theater. I'm confident he'll be an inspirational creative advisor here at the Clive Davis Institute."

    A graduate of Brown University, Sheik has released seven albums on a variety of major labels, and his song "Barely Breathing" spent a record 55 weeks on the Billboard Hot 100. His next musical theater piece American Psycho, is coming to 2nd Stage Theater in New York after a successful run in London.

    That, we want to see!

    As Artist in Residence, Sheik will serve as artistic advisor for the Institute's Stagecraft and the Art of Performance class and its Studio Performance Workshop. He will also engage in advisory meetings individually and in small groups with senior students in songwriting and performance.

    The Clive Davis Institute of Recorded Music provides professional business and artistic training toward a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree for students who aspire to succeed as creative entrepreneurs in the music industry. The program bears the name of its chief patron and advisor, Clive Davis.

    Which artist would you love having as a professor or a teacher as such?

    —Amy Sciarretto

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