Performances & Events

The Duke University Department of Music is home to 9 performing ensembles and presents over 100 public events each year, including concerts, faculty and student recitals, lectures, master classes and workshops.

Upcoming Events

Family Weekend Concert: Duke Jazz, Djembe, and Afro-Cuban Ensembles with Nicholas Payton, trumpet
Fri, Oct 20, 8:00 PM

Nicholas Payton is a Grammy Award-winning trumpet player, composer, and multi-instrumentalist from New Orleans, Louisiana. A founding member of... more

Family Weekend Concert: Duke Chorale, Symphony Orchestra, and Wind Symphony
Sat, Oct 21, 8:00 PM

Three of Duke's largest student music ensembles-- the Duke Chorale, directed by Rodney Wynkoop; Duke Symphony Orchestra, directed by Harry... more

Saxophone Master Class with Steven Stusek
Mon, Oct 23, 5:00 PM

Artist-professor of music at UNC-Greensboro, Steven Stusek has built an international reputation with regular concerts and master classes... more

Book Talk with Larry Wolff (New York University): The Singing Turk
Thu, Oct 26, 5:00 PM

This talk takes place in the Music Library Seminar Room, Biddle Music Building, East Campus. Prof. Wolff discusses his new book "The Singing Turk... more

Chamber Music Master Class with Villiers Quartet
Thu, Nov 02, 5:00 PM

The Villiers Quartet is winner of the First Prize of the 2015 Radcliffe Chamber Music Competition, and Quartet-in-Residence at the University of... more