Danny Elfman will be receiving an Honorary Doctorate on June 2, 2007 from the North Carolina School of the Arts. Dr. Elfman will be giving the commencement address to the school's college graduates that afternoon. School Chancellor John Mauceri has collaborated with Elfman on the Sony Classical recording of Elfman's SERENADA SCHIZOPHRANA as well as Elfman's OVEREAGER OVERTURE which received its world premiere at Mauceri's farewell concert at the Hollywood Bowl last year.

Elfman's upcoming film assignments include Peter Berg's thriller, THE KINGDOM and Errol Morris' Abu Ghraib documentary, S.O.P.: STANDARD OPERATING PROCEDURE.