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Soprano Sara Womble (T '10) debuts this month with Boston Lyric Opera

Tuesday, April 25, 2017
Read more about Boston Lyric Opera's production of The Marriage of Figaro, running April 28-May 7, 2017. Sara Womble is a 2016-2017 Emerging Artist with Boston Lyric Opera. She earned a MM in voice at Boston University, where she was a member of the Opera Theatre. At Duke, Sara studied... Read More »

Soprano Marlissa Hudson (T '99) sings at memorial service for Chuck Berry

Tuesday, April 18, 2017
The public service for rock-n-roll legend Berry was held at the Pageant Concert Hall and Nightclub on April 9, 2017 in St. Louis, Missouri. Berry died on March 18, 2017 at the age of 90. The details of the service were published in the New York Times. Watch the live recording of the memorial... Read More »

John Brown serves on jury for 2017 Pulitzer Prize in Music

Tuesday, April 18, 2017
Angel's Bone is a "bold, operatic work that integrates vocal and instrumental elements and a wide range of styles into a harrowing allegory for human trafficking in the modern world."  Read the full description at pulitzer.org. John Brown is Director of the Jazz Program and... Read More »

John Brown & students perform at Smithsonian Museum of African American History and Culture

Tuesday, April 11, 2017
John Brown, Director of the Duke Jazz Program, was performing with students and colleagues at a Duke Alumni event at the Smithsonian Museum of African American History and Culture in late March.  President and Mrs. Brodhead were also in attendance.

Philip Rupprecht, new co-edited volume, "Tonality Since 1950"

Wednesday, April 5, 2017
The volume is co-edited by Philip Rupprecht, with colleagues Felix Woerner (University of Basel) and Ullrich Scheideler (Humboldt-University, Berlin), and features 15 new chapters by North American and European scholars.  Tonality Since 1950 documents the debate surrounding one of the... Read More »

Graduate composer Scott Lee receives 2017 ASCAP Foundation Morton Gould Young Composer Award

Tuesday, April 4, 2017
Scott Lee also won Symphony In C's 2016-17 Young Composers' Competition for Vicious Circles. It was performed by Symphony In C on January 28, 2017. Vicious Circles was read in March 2016 by the North Carolina Symphony as part of a year-long engagement between the Duke... Read More »

Candace Bailey (Ph.D. 1992) has received the Hampsong Fellowship in American Song for her project "Music in Charleston's Historic Homes"

Tuesday, April 4, 2017
In 2016, Professor Bailey won the Judith Tick Fellowship from the Society for American Music for research in women in American music. She was also the recipient of a 2015-16 National Endowment for the Humanities Faculty Award. Candace Bailey is Professor of Music at North Carolina Central... Read More »

Clara Yang (T '11) receives Fulbright Graduate Degree Grant

Tuesday, April 4, 2017
Clara graduated from Duke in 2011 with a double major in Music (concentration in flute performance) and Biology. After college, she taught seventh grade science through Teach For America in Red Hook, Brooklyn, and was also a teaching artist with the Youth Orchestra of St. Luke’s and the New... Read More »

Darren Mueller (Ph.D. 2015) has been awarded the Wiley Housewright Dissertation Award by the Society for American Music

Tuesday, March 28, 2017
The Wiley Housewright Dissertation Award is designed to recognize a single dissertation on American music for its exceptional depth, clarity, significance, and overall contribution to the field. American music is interpreted in all its historical and contemporary styles and contexts, including, but... Read More »

R. Larry Todd's new music textbook, "Discovering Music"

Wednesday, March 15, 2017
"R. Larry Todd's engaging approach teaches students both how and why to listen, emphasizing the relevance of course content to students' lives and highlighting connections between music, history, and other art forms." -- Oxford University Press website R. Larry Todd is Arts & Sciences... Read More »

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