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

    • Joy Calico's Schoenberg book
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

    • harrison birtwistle and bryan christian march 7 2013
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

    • jeremy jones grammy
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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Faculty News: February 2014

    • Louis Armstrong modernism by Brothers
Thomas Brothers' new book, Louis Armstrong, Master of Modernism, is garnering enthusiastic reviews from critics and scholars alike. A Washington Post review calls Master of Modernism "painstakingly researched, profoundly evocative and altogether admirable...". A review also appeared recently in the Wall Street Journal. [READ/LISTEN TO Dr. Brothers' interview on…
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Duke Notes 02/13/2014

Bryan Gilliam's Strauss publications, Duke Jazz Ensemble alumnus Jeremy Jones takes home a Grammy, Duke Wind Symphony, and more. Read it here.
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Graduate Student News: January 2014

Bryan Christian's article, and part of his dissertation, “Combination Tone Class Sets and Redefining the Role of les couleurs in Claude Vivier’s Bouchara” passed peer review and has been accepted for publication in Music Theory Online Volume 20, no. 2, forthcoming in June 2014. David Kirkland Garner's dissertation piece,…
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