Composition News

Dan Ruccia (PhD Composition, 2013) releases "Scratch Slice Jag" on Out & Gone Music

Tuesday, October 10, 2017
Recorded live at the Carrack Art Museum in Durham, North Carolina, in October 2016, Scratch Slice Jag is the natural outgrowth of the collaboration between Bishop and Ruccia. The two were frequent collaborators when Bishop lived in Durham from 2012 to 2015, and they quickly developed a natural... Read More »

BRITISH MUSIC & EUROPE in the age of Brexit

Monday, September 25, 2017
All symposium events, including concerts, are free and open to the public. No registration is necessary.   For inquiries, contact Philip Rupprecht: philipr@duke.edu   Paper Abstracts   Common Currencies (Philip Rupprecht)   Friday, November 3 PANEL 1... Read More »

Penka Kouneva (Ph.D., Composition, 1997) inducted into Duke Graduate School's Few-Glasson Alumni Society

Wednesday, August 30, 2017
Penka is generously supporting the graduate composition program at Duke through a recurring commission award that allows current students to compose works to be rehearsed and recorded by the North Carolina Symphony. Scott Lee, one of two graduate students to receive a commission in 2016, won... Read More »

David Kirkland Garner (Ph.D., Composition, 2014) releases new CD, "Dark Holler"

Monday, August 14, 2017
Dark Holler was recorded November 3-4, 2013 in Baldwin Auditorium on Duke's East Campus as a collaboration between the Department of Music and Duke Performances.  The album, released from New Focus Recordings on July 28, features members of the yMusic ensemble, as well as many Duke alumni... Read More »

Alumna Penka Kouneva (Ph.D. 1997) composes music for NASA's "Heroes and Legends" exhibit

Saturday, August 12, 2017
The one-hour exhibit experience tells the story of the early space exploration and the astronauts who took part in them through 3D films, installations, mini-documentaries, and Augmented Reality. Kouneva's music, recorded with a large orchestra, is modern (hybrid) cinematic scoring... Read More »

2017 Music Department Graduates

Friday, May 26, 2017
Music Graduation 2017 Undergraduate Degrees Conferred   First Major Jonathan Aisenberg, Highest Distinction: Composition, Filamentary, for Orchestra & Original Chamber Works Emily Levinstone Ying Ni Nicole Wong Second Major Xiating Chen Jake Grusd, ... Read More »

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 »

John Supko receives a Thomas Langford Lectureship award

Tuesday, March 7, 2017
Composer and Associate Professor John Supko (pictured with Provost Sally Kornbluth at the Langford luncheon on February 21) is one of three 2016-2017 winners of Duke's Thomas Langford Lectureship awards. He presented a lecture and selections from his compositions at the luncheon... Read More »

Sid Richardson receives Charles Ives Scholarship from the American Academy of Arts and Letters

Tuesday, March 7, 2017
Sid Richardson writes concert music that imbues modern idioms with emotional grit and cerebral wit.  He has collaborated with ensembles such as The Da Capo Chamber Players, Ensemble Amarcord, and yMusic.  He has engaged in projects with prominent soloists like saxophonists Susan... Read More »

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