Robert Duke

Marlene and Morton Meyerson Centennial Professor in Music and Human Learning
Director, Center for Human Learning
Clinical Professor, Dell Medical School
University of Texas and University of Texas System Distinguished Teaching Professor
Elizabeth Shatto Massey Distinguished Fellow in Teacher Education

Bob Duke is the Marlene and Morton Meyerson Centennial Professor and Head of Music and Human Learning at The University of Texas at Austin, where he is a University of Texas and University of Texas System Distinguished Teaching Professor, Elizabeth Shatto Massey Distinguished Fellow in Teacher Education, and Director of the Center for Music Learning. He is also a clinical professor in the Dell Medical School at The University of Texas and was the founding director of the psychology of learning program at the Colburn Conservatory of Music in Los Angeles.

Duke’s research on human learning and behavior spans multiple disciplines, and his most recent work explores the refinement of procedural memories and the analysis of gaze in teacher-learner interactions. A former studio musician and public school music teacher, he has worked closely with children at-risk, both in the public schools and through the juvenile justice system. He is the author of Scribe 4 behavior analysis software, and his most recent books are Intelligent Music Teaching: Essays on the Core Principles of Effective InstructionThe Habits of Musicianship, which he co-authored with Jim Byo of Louisiana State University, and Brain Briefs, which he co-authored with Art Markman, his co-host on the public radio program and podcast Two Guys on Your Head, produced by KUT Radio in Austin.

 

MUS 178M
Musical Lives

MUS 356J
Teaching and Learning in Instrumental Music

MUS 398T
Teaching and Learning in Music

MUS 384J
Human Learning and Behavior

EDC 331S
Human Learning and Behavior

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Contact Information

Phone
512.471.0972

Campus location
MRH 2.208

Teaching Areas

Music & Human Learning 

Research Areas

Human Learning and Behavior

Procedural Memory

Skill Development

Allocation of Attention

Education

Doctor of Philosophy
The Florida State University

Master of Music
The Florida State University

Bachelor of Music Education 
The Florida State University