Group lessons focused on the development of basic technique for djembe. Students will observe their peers during lessons and will perform literature appropriate to each individual's skill level.… read more about Djembe Class »
How do we perceive the world around us by listening to sound and music? What can we learn about the world and each other when we tune our ears to particular types of sound, or particular musical… read more about Listening Lab »
In the history of the arts, certain individuals have exerted an enormous influence on the trajectory of their art form. Specific composers during different style periods have been profoundly… read more about Composers of Influence »
The Ciompi Quartet’s residency at Duke allows students to work closely with its members and benefit from their extensive experience as active performers who are continually engaged in deepening and refining their own musicianship. As full-time faculty members, the quartet serves as a resource for students, other faculty, and the community at large.
Working with Duke Performances and through the assistance of the Mary Duke Biddle Foundation and the Office of the Vice Provost for the Arts, the Department of Music offers undergraduate and graduate students unparalleled opportunities for collaboration though Visiting Artist residencies.
Recent residencies have included the Da Capo Chamber Players, yMusic, North Carolina Symphony, Deviant Septet, and JACK Quartet.
The Duke University Musical Instrument Collections (DUMIC) are founded on the flagship collection, the G. Norman and Ruth G. Eddy Collection of Musical Instruments, which arrived here in Durham in 2000. The Eddy Collection has inspired further generous gifts and the acquisition of the Frans and Willemina de Hen-Bijl Collection of Musical Instruments, which arrived at Duke in 2003.