Chair

Director of Undergraduate Studies

    • Anthony M Kelley
    • Associate Professor of the Practice of Music
    • B.A. and A.M., Duke University, 1991. Ph.D., UC Berkeley. Anthony Kelley joined the Duke University music faculty in 2000 after serving as Composer-in-Residence with the Richmond Symphony for three years under a grant from Meet the Composer. He received his B.A. and A.M. from Duke University in 1991. In 1999, Richmond Symphony premiered his piano ...
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Assistant to Director of Undergraduate Studies

Director of Graduate Studies

Faculty

Composition

    • Stephen Jaffe
    • Mary and James H. Semans Professor of Music Composition
    • My recent collaborations have been with the National Symphony Orchestra, The North Carolina Symphony, and the Kennedy Center Chamber Players, and have included orchestral works (Concerto for Cello and Orchestra, Poetry of the Piedmont, and Cut Time) as well as chamber music (String Quartet No. 2 ("Sylvan and Aeolian Figures"). Fortunately, I am also able to ...
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    • Anthony M Kelley
    • Associate Professor of the Practice of Music
    • B.A. and A.M., Duke University, 1991. Ph.D., UC Berkeley. Anthony Kelley joined the Duke University music faculty in 2000 after serving as Composer-in-Residence with the Richmond Symphony for three years under a grant from Meet the Composer. He received his B.A. and A.M. from Duke University in 1991. In 1999, Richmond Symphony premiered his piano ...
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    • Scott A Lindroth
    • Vice Provost for the Arts, Professor of Music
    • I compose instrumental and vocal music as well as work with electronic media. My most recent compositions Alarm Calls for wind ensemble, String Quintet, and Twitter Music for two percussion and electronics.
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    • John P Supko
    • Hunt Family Assistant Professor of Music
    • I am interested in what computers can reveal about human creativity, and in the development of software tools & processes to aid me in my own creative work. I try to engineer situations that produce unexpected & serendipitous results, which I use as the bases of my electronic & electroacoustic music.
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Ensemble Directors

    • John V Brown
    • Associate Professor of the Practice of Music and Director of the Duke Jazz Program
    • My areas of research are jazz and classical music; I focus on the music of the Bebop and Hard Bop eras of jazz and all aspects of performance. I also have interests in children's music and projects collaborating with other musicians.
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    • Harry L Davidson
    • Professor of the Practice of Music and Director of Duke Symphony Orchestra
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    • Susan Dunn
    • Professor of the Practice of Music (voice) and Director of Opera
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    • Verena M. Moesenbichler-Bryant
    • Director of the Duke University Wind Symphony and Assistant Professor of the Practice of Music
    • Verena Moesenbichler-Bryant serves as Assistant Professor of the Practice of Music and Director of the Duke University Wind Symphony. She also conducts the Duke Medicine Orchestra and the UNC School of the Arts Wind Ensemble. Verena grew up in Eberschwang, Austria. She began piano lessons at the age of 6, continuing later with church organ, flute, ...
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    • Bradley E. Simmons
    • Adjunct Lecturer, Director of the Duke Djembe Ensemble
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    • Rodney A Wynkoop
    • Professor of the Practice of Music, Director of Duke Chorale and Chamber Choir, and Director of Chapel Music
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Ethnomusicology

Music Theory

    • Paul Leary
    • Visiting Assistant Professor
    • Early Music Arvo Pärt Electronic Music Popular Music Composition
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    • Philip Rupprecht
    • Associate Professor (Music Theory and Musicology)
    • Philip Rupprecht specializes in music of the twentieth and twenty-first centuries. His recent writings engage concepts of narrative in operatic drama, the trope of stereotype in the formation of national traditions in music, and agency effects in instrumental music. Currently, he is completing a study of British modernist composers of the 1960s.
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Musicology

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    • Paul R. Bryan
    • Professor of Music Emeritus (Wind Symphony, euphonium)
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    • Bryan Gilliam
    • Frances Hill Fox Professor in Humanities
    • Ph.D., Harvard University. Author of books and articles on late 19th-and early 20th-century German music. Specialties include Richard Strauss, Anton Bruckner, German opera, fin-de-siècle Vienna, film music, and American popular song.
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    • Kerry R McCarthy
    • Associate Professor of Music and Director of the Collegium Musicum
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    • Jacqueline Waeber
    • Associate Professor of Music
    • Melodrama and related genres, from opera to film; theatrical practices and visual cultures; French musical aesthetics, Jean-Jacques Rousseau, music and philosophy of the arts; the 'chanson populaire'.
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Performance: Brass and Percussion

Performance: Keyboard

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    • Randall M Love
    • Associate Professor of the Practice of Music (piano)
    • historical performance practice on original instruments(fortepiano), nineteenth and twentieth century piano music, musical collaboration with modern dance
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    • Robert Parkins
    • Professor of the Practice of Music (organ) and University Organist
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Performance: Strings

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    • Jonathan E Bagg
    • Professor of the Practice of Music (viola), Director of Performance, Director of Chamber Music, and Member of Ciompi Quartet
    • Jonathan Bagg is Professor of the Practice, a member of the Ciompi String Quartet, and Artistic Director of Electric Earth Concerts, a classical series he recently founded in New Hampshire. His career with the Ciompi includes hundreds of concerts across the U.S. and abroad, in Europe, China, Israel, and South America, as well as over a dozen recordings. ...
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    • Hsiao-Mei Ku
    • Professor of the Practice of Music (violin) and Member of Ciompi Quartet
    •   1. Numerous solo and chamber music appearances internationally as well as in the U. S. A.   2.Recordings with Ciompi Quartet on Sheffield Lab and Albany labels. 3.Solo CD album, "Music of Violn and Piano of Ma Sicong (I)", is first of the Naxos’s new series “Chinese Classics”, released under Naxos in July 2007 4. Solo CD of ...
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    • Eric N Pritchard
    • Professor of the Practice of Music (violin) and Member of Ciompi Quartet
    • As First Violinist of the Ciompi Quartet of Duke University, Eric Pritchard performs regularly throughout the U.S. and abroad and can be heard on many commercial recordings. He has appeared as soloist with orchestras including the Boston Pops and Indianapolis Philharmonic. Festival appearances include Mostly Mozart, Norfolk, Great Lakes Chamber ...
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    • Frederic B Raimi
    • Professor of the Practice of Music (cello) and Member of Ciompi Quartet
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Performance: Voice

Performance: Woodwinds

    • Susan L Fancher
    • Lecturer (saxophone)
    • Susan Fancher’s career has featured hundreds of concerts internationally as a soloist and as the member of chamber music ensembles, including the Red Clay, Amherst, Vienna and Rollin’ Phones saxophone quartets. Her work to develop the repertoire for the saxophone has produced dozens of commissioned works by contemporary composers, as well as published transcriptions of music by ...
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    • Paul H Jeffrey
    • Professor of the Practice of Music Emeritus (jazz studies, saxophone) and Director of Jazz Studies
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    • Rebecca Troxler
    • Associate Professor of the Practice of Music (flute)
    • I have submitted a boxed set of 2 CDs of the flute music of the sons of J.S. Bach to be released on the Albany label.
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Other

Staff

Business Manager

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    • Gretchen K Hoag
    • Business Manager, Payroll, Graduate Studies inquiries
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Administrative Staff

Concert Manager

Publicity

Other

Music Library

Graduate Students

Composition

Musicology

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    • Samantha D. Arten
    • Musicology
    • Areas of interest: the English Reformation, music and theology, liturgical practice, the sacred/secular divide, musical borrowing and contrafacta, music editing, early music performance practice
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    • Sarah Bereza
    • Musicology
    • Sarah Bereza's dissertation examines religious expressions of listening bodies, particularly in historically fundamentalist Christian music philosophies, compositions, and performance styles.
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    • Rebecca D. Geoffroy-Schwinden
    • Musicology
    • Rebecca conducted a year of archival research in Paris, France, for her dissertation, which investigates how musicians during the French Revolution (1789–1799) reimagied their profession through pre-existing social networks and Enlightenment philosophies of music. Rebecca also researches and publishes on sound in film and sound studies. Her ...
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    • Gavin Lee
    • Musicology
    • Recipient of major awards from Duke University and Singapore’s Public Service Commission, Gavin Lee (BA King’s College London, MSt Oxford, PhD Duke 2014) is author of Scions of the Musical West: Singapore at Cultural Crossroads, a book publication funded by the Singapore National Arts Council. Research interests include new materialisms, affect ...
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    • Andrew C. Pester
    • Musicology
    • Music in the Third Republic, France (1870-1940). Professional Affiliations: American Musicological Society; Society for Christian Scholarship in Music; The Westfield Center; Organ Historical Society; American Guild of Organists;
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    • Stephen E Pysnik
    • Musicology
    • Stephen's research currently focuses on the music of arranger-orchestrator Conrad Salinger (1901–62) for film musicals produced at the MGM studios in the 1940s and 1950s. His dissertation ("Camp Identities: Conrad Salinger and the Aesthetics of MGM Musicals") positions Salinger's music as one of the key factors in creating the larger camp aesthetic ...
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    • Matthew A. Somoroff
    • Musicology
    • Matthew is completing his dissertation, which is an ethnography of jazz listeners. More broadly, Matthew's research interests lie in African American music, U.S. popular music genres, music and emotion, and music analysis.
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