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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Ciompi Quartet in France: May 2014

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The Ciompi Quartet visited France in May, where they appeared at the Festival Fougères musicales and performed concerts at L'église Saint-Sulpice (Fougeres, below) and the Franco-American Institute (Rennes). Ciompi cellist Fred Raimi writes: The Ciompi Quartet played two concerts at the Fougeres Music Festival in Brittany, France, in May…
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Duke Engage in Zhuhai, China: Summer 2014

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Duke Engage in Zhuhai, China: Summer 2014 Each summer, Professor of the Practice of Music (violin) and Ciompi Quartet member Hsiao-mei Ku leads a Duke Engage trip to Zhuhai, China. The focus of the trip is to partner with a middle school to provide arts education. Click image to…
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Video: Tom Brothers on Louis Armstrong

A short video interview with Professor Tom Brothers about his new book, Louis Armstrong Master of Modernism.
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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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Graduate Student News: March 2014

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While attending the Dublin New Music Festival to present a paper, Bryan Christian had the opportunity to interview English composer Sir Harrison Birtwistle. ****** David Kirkland Garner will receive a Charles Ives Scholarship from the American Academy of Arts & Letters at the Academy's annual ceremony in May. The…
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Faculty News: March 2014

Thomas Brothers appeared on The Tavis Smiley Show discussing his new book, Louis Armstrong, Master of Modernism. [LISTEN] [READ MORE] about Prof. Brothers' research and Louis Armstrong, Master of Modernism in The New Yorkers' "Page-Turner" blog feature by Ben Schwartz. ******************** Bryan Gilliam will be giving a number of…
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Duke Notes 02/25/2014

Jazz Ensemble with Wessell "Warmdaddy" Anderson, Gabriel Richard and Eric Pritchard play baroque violins, Duke Chorale tours New England, new electronic music by Paul Leary, and more. Read it here.
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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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Graduate Student News: February 2014

Bryan Christian's composition Airs no Oceans keep was selected to be performed on the 8th Colorado Composers Concert by the Playground Ensemble on April 26, 2014 in Denver, Colorado. Christian also had the opportunity to have his music workshopped by the Hilliard Ensemble when the group visited in January…
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