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Paul Jeffrey Memorial Jazz Concert

Tuesday, September 1, 2015
The Duke University Department of Music honored the life and music of Paul Jeffrey (1933-2015) by presenting a concert of his compositions and arrangements. Saxophonist and composer Paul Jeffrey earned a bachelor of science degree in music education at Ithaca College before moving to... Read More »

Carl Schimmel's work selected for Underwood New Music Readings

Thursday, June 18, 2015
Carl Schimmel's "Two Variations on Ascent into the Empyrean," was one of seven new pieces selected for the American Composers Orchestra's 24th Annual Underwood New Music Readings. The winning compositions were chosen from a pool of over 200 applicants and were presented on May 6 and 7, 2015 at... Read More »

John Supko on NOW Ensemble's new CD "Dreamfall"

Thursday, June 18, 2015
John Supko's piece, "divine the rest," is featured on NOW Ensemble's new CD Dreamfall (New Amsterdam Records). Dreamfall is "the fourth full-length release and third album of chamber repertoire from New York City new music mainstays NOW Ensemble. Sprawling in scope and ambition, the 76-minute... Read More »

Kirsten Santos Rutschman receives Fulbright Award for 2015-16

Wednesday, June 17, 2015
Musicology graduate student Kirsten Santos Rutschman has received the Fulbright U.S. Student Award. She will spend the 2015-16 academic year in Sweden, mainly in Stockholm and Uppsala, fostering mutual understanding through cultural exchange and conducting archival research for her dissertation on... Read More »

Student Composer Meshes Two Musical Traditions

Thursday, April 30, 2015
Harish Eswaran spent his senior year at Duke bringing music to life. For his senior project, the biology and music major composed his first large-scale piece, Carnatic Concerto, which merges two styles of violin. While performing the work for the first time, Eswaran played the violin in the... Read More »

Grammy-Winning Duke Grad's Jazz Roots Run Deep

Tuesday, April 14, 2015
Eric Oberstein, far right, with the Afro Latin Jazz Orchestra at the Grammy Awards in February.As a child growing up near New York City, Eric Oberstein could be found beating out Latin percussion rhythms on his leg during family gatherings.“My mom was born in Cuba and left the island when she was... Read More »

New Reads This Spring From Duke Writers

Wednesday, March 18, 2015
Women take the lead in Tahrir Square protests in Egypt. Ellen McLarney's new book (below) looks at how women rose against a dictatorship and how their new political influence won't go away. Photo courtesy Wikimedia Commons.Spanning architecture, religious history and theology, legal history and... Read More »

Black History Month: Preserving Black Culture at Duke

Monday, February 2, 2015
In the decade that Chandra Guinn, director of the Mary Lou Williams Center for Black Culture, has worked at Duke, the university has celebrated firsts when it comes to black culture on campus.Among them, Duke – one of the last major universities to desegregate in 1963 – held a yearlong... Read More »

Honoring our New Acquisitions

Friday, January 30, 2015
On Friday, January 16th, DUMIC presented a concert celebrating the arrival of our newest acquisitions. Duke faculty Eric Pritchard and Andrew Bonner played using our new baroque violins and bows, and were accompanied by William Conable on baroque cello and Elaine Funaro on harpsichord. They... Read More »

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