Alumni News

Alumni News: Summer 2015

An excellent article from Duke Magazine features three of our alumni composers: George Lam (Ph.D. '11), Bill Cunliffe ('78) and Michael Ching ('80). Carl Schimmel's (Ph.D. 2008) work, "Two Variations on Ascent into the Empyrean," was one of seven new pieces selected for the American Composers Orchestra's 24th Annual…
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Paul Bryan inducted into the NC Bandmasters Association Hall of Fame

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On May 3, 2015 Professor Emeritus Paul Bryan was inducted into the North Carolina Bandmasters Association Hall of Fame. Dr. Bryan served as President of the NCBA from 1953-54. Adapted from the announcement on the NCBA website: Paul Bryan came to Duke University in 1951, where he conducted the…
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Duke named one of top 10 music colleges in the U.S.

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USA Today's College Factual names Duke one of the top 10 music colleges in the United States. Joining the ranks of lauded music programs at Yale, Columbia, and Stanford, Duke's music program is praised for providing "a comprehensive education in performance, theory, history and ethnomusicology. The undergraduate program exposes…
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Alumni News: March 2014

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Joy Calico's (Ph.D. 1999) new book, Arnold Schoenberg's 'A Survivor from Warsaw' in Postwar Europe, was released this month from the University of California Press. Calico is Assoc. Prof. of Musicology at the Blair School of Music, Vanderbilt University. ****** Paul Leary (Ph.D. 2011) and pianist Thomas Rosenkranz were…
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Alumni News: February 2014

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Congratulations to drummer extraordinaire Jeremy Jones '02, who contributed to Macklemore & Lewis' 2014 Grammy award winning album The Heist. At Duke, Jeremy played with the Duke Jazz Ensemble and the Paul Jeffrey Quintet.
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Alumni News: January 2014

After graduating in May 2013 with her PhD in Musicology, Angela Mace Christian took up her post as Assistant Professor of Music History at Colorado State University. In October 2013, she presented her paper "Negotiating Private and Public Personas in the Sonntagsmusiken of Fanny Mendelssohn Hensel" at the Annual…
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Alumni News: September 2013

Jason McStoots (Trinity '97) returned to Duke to perform as tenor soloist in Samuel Barber's "Knoxville, Summer of 1915" at the Baldwin Auditorium Opening Celebration Concert on Sept. 14. McStoots, who is now a voice teacher and stage director at Brandeis University, studied voice at Duke with Wayne Lail…
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Jason McStoots: Tenor returns home to Baldwin stage

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Tenor Jason McStoots (Trinity '97) returns to Duke to perform as soloist in Samuel Barber's "Knoxville, Summer of 1915" at the Baldwin Auditorium Opening Celebration Concert on Sept. 14, 2013. Baldwin, where McStoots performed as a member of Duke Opera Workshop and the Duke Chorale as an undergraduate, has…
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Alumni News: August 2013

Penka Kouneva (Ph.D. composition, 1997) is lead orchestrator & score producer for Elysium, the TriStar science fiction blockbuster released in August. Kouneva has the distinction of being the first woman to work as a lead orchestrator & score producer on a $100M Hollywood studio film. She will be visiting…
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Alumni News, June 2013

Karen Cook (Ph.D. 2012, musicology) has accepted the position of Associate in Music/Assistant Professor of Music History at the Hartt School of the University of Hartford, CT. Dan Ruccia (Ph.D. 2013, composition) had his piece "Movement I: I Might Fit" performed by the Wavensemble on May 29, 2013, as…
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