Graduate News

Alumnus George Lam's Rhymes With Opera grabs the cover of Opera News

Wednesday, July 27, 2016
George Lam (Ph.D. Composition, 2011) is one of the founding members of Rhymes With Opera, one of three exciting, young opera companies profiled in the August 2016 issue of Opera News. In addition to his work as co-artistic director of Rhymes With Opera, George is also an assistant... Read More »

Scott Lee receives 2016 Charles Ives Scholarship

Thursday, June 30, 2016
Composer Scott Lee writes concert music infused with the visceral sounds of popular music. He has worked with musicians across genres, from the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, North Carolina Symphony, Portland Symphony Orchestra, Moravian Philharmonic, Da Capo Chamber Players, chatterbird, and... Read More »

2016 Music Department Graduates

Friday, May 13, 2016
Music Graduation 2016 Undergraduate Degrees Conferred   First Major Judner (Jay) Attys ​Michael Devito, High Distinction: Paper, “Modern Jazz: a Study in Composition and Performance” Adriana Dickerson Sophia Santore, Distinction: Composition, It Happened, and... Read More »

Duke composers meet the North Carolina Symphony

Thursday, March 24, 2016
"Invès" by Yahn Wagner de Mello Pinto and "Vicious Circles" by Scott Lee were created especially for the orchestra.  The rehearsal capped a year-long engagement between the Duke University Department of Music and the North Carolina Symphony, including symposia, concerts, visiting... Read More »

David Kirkland Garner named to the faculty at the University of South Carolina

Wednesday, March 23, 2016
David Kirkland Garner received his Ph.D. in Composition in 2014.  Earlier this month, Mallarme Chamber Players premiered his new work for violin and piano, "The Sky Was Good for Flying," performed by Nicholas DiEugenio and Mimi Solomon.  The work was commissioned by DiEugenio and Solomon... Read More »

Thomas Brothers's "Louis Armstrong: Master of Modernism" receives Irving Lowens Book Award

Monday, March 21, 2016
In awarding the prize the committee writes: "Armstrong is the central figure in the creation of jazz, and Brothers’ Louis Armstrong: Master of Modernism is the first critical study to do him justice. This book follows Louis Armstrong through a crucial phase of his life, from his... Read More »

Philip Rupprecht's "British Musical Modernism: the Manchester Group & their Contemporaries"

Wednesday, September 30, 2015
British Musical Modernism explores the works of eleven key composers to reveal the rapid shifts of expression and technique that transformed British art music in the post-war period. Responding to radical avant-garde developments in mainland Europe, the Manchester Group composers - Alexander... 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 »

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