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Robert A. Duke, Ph.D.

Marlene and Morton Meyerson Professor in Music and Human Learning Director, Center for Music Learning

UT Austin

Intellectual independence is the hallmark of a first-rate education. I'm most proud of the fact the undergraduates in our program leave the institution with a healthy combination of self-confidence and self-criticism. They know they've still got a lot to learn, but they're confident in their ability to learn it. I can't think of a more productive attitude for an educated person to hold.