Rodney Wynkoop

Professor of the Practice of Music

Office: 
Duke Chapel, 036 Westbrook, Durham, NC 27708
Campus Box: 
90665
Phone: 
(919) 684-3898

Director of Chapel Music since 1989, Rodney Wynkoop is conductor of the Duke Chapel Choir and its chamber choir, the Schola Cantorum. He came to Duke in 1984 and holds the title of Professor of the Practice of Music in the Music Department, where he teaches choral conducting and conducts the 50-voice Duke University Chorale and its Chamber Choir. Dr. Wynkoop is also Conductor of the 150-voice Choral Society of Durham and its 32-voice Chamber Choir. He is the founder and director of the Vocal Arts Ensemble of Durham (VAE), a highly acclaimed select choir.

Dr. Wynkoop earned his doctoral degree in choral conducting at the Yale School of Music. A student of Robert Fountain, he received a Masters degree from the University of Wisconsin, and a Bachelors degree in music from Yale University. Before coming to Duke, he held conducting positions at the University of Chicago, the Yale School of Music/Institute of Sacred Music, and Mount Holyoke College.

More information on Dr. Wynkoop and his work can be found in his extended biography.

Education

  • D.M.A. 1985, Yale University
  • M.Mus. 1980, Yale University
  • M.Mus. 1975, University of Wisconsin at Madison
  • B.A. 1973, Yale University

With Cheerful Voice. Conductor. (2007)

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Duke Chapel Choir.

Sing Joyfully!. Conductor. (2006)

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Duke Chorale.

My Spirit Sang All Day. Conductor. (2004)

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Vocal Arts Ensemble. CD on Arsis label (E.C. Schirmer; various 20-21c acappella choral works.)

Rutter Requiem and Vierne Messe Solennelle. Conductor. (2003)

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Duke Chapel Choir. Live performance with orchestra and two organs

I'm Gonna Sing. Conductor. (2001)

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Duke Chorale repertoire from 1998-2001. CD.

Deck the Hall. Conductor. (2001)

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Duke Chorale. Christmas CD.

10th Anniversary Concert. Conductor. (2000)

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Duke Chapel Choir and orchestra. CD of live performance, Oct. 30, 1999.

Handel's Messiah. Conductor. (2000)

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Duke Chapel Choir and orchestra. CD of live performance, Dec. 3-5, 1999.

Orff's Carmina Burana. Conductor. (2000)

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Choral Society of Durham, Duke Chorale, and orchestra. CD of live performance, Feb. 26, 2000

In These Delightful Pleasant Groves. Conductor. (1998)

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Duke Chorale. Repertoire from 1994-1997.

Pages

Eric Whitacre Fundraising Concert awarded by Mary Duke Biddle Foundation (Principal Investigator). 2011 to 2012