Alumni

  • Charles Youmans, Associate Professor of Music at Penn State, has recently published Mahler and Strauss: In Dialogue (Indiana University Press, 2016). The book "reconstructs the 24-year…
  • Jean-Paul Montagnier's new book, The Polyphonic Mass in France, 1600-1780, will be released in May 2017 by Cambridge University Press.
  • The Royal Society of London performed Fanny Hensel's Easter Sonata, attributed to Hensel by Angela Mace Christian, on International Women's Day 2017.
  • Darren Mueller has been awarded the "Best Essay in Popular Music Scholarship" from the Popular Music Study Group of the AMS for his article (based on a dissertation chapter) "The Ambassadorial…
  • Penka Kouneva (Ph.D., Composition, 1997) was one of three 2017 inductees into the Graduate School's Few-Glasson Alumni Society.
  • Claire Fontijn’s edited volume, Uncovering Music of Early European Women (1250-1750), was published by Routledge in June 2020. The book brings together nine chapters that investigate aspects of…
  • Paul Sommerfeld received his Ph.D. in Musicology in 2017 and completed an M.S. in Library Science from Catholic University of America in 2019. He works as a music librarian and historian for the…
  • Imani Mosley (Ph.D. 2019) has accepted a tenure-track position as Assistant Professor of Music (Musicology) at the University of Florida School of Music.
  • Sarah Curzi is an independent composer and business owner. She leveraged her training as an educator to create cafephd.com, a website that helps students navigate their college experience. Her…
  • Georgiary Bledsoe is Co-Director of SankofaSongs Summer Institute, a virtual conference for music educators and administrators, PreK-College, taking place July 22-24. With a theme of Scott Joplin…
  • Katharina Uhde has been awarded honorary membership in the Society of Musicology Ireland for "particularly notable contributions to furthering musicology in Ireland." She recently presented at…
  • Dan Ruccia's (Ph.D. composition, 2013) group Cyanotype released Birdsongs of a Necromancer, a digital-only album recorded during the Covid-19 pandemic.
  • Composer Paul Leary (Ph.D. 2011) has been promoted to Associate Professor at SUNY-Oswego.
  • George Lam has accepted an appointment as Associate Professor of Music, Hong Kong Baptist University, beginning Fall 2020.
  • Jazz saxophonist Todd Bashore recorded a multitrack solo performance of his transcription of Take 6's "A Quiet Place" during the Covid-19 pandemic. He teaches Jazz Analysis at Queens College and…
  • Thandolwethu will be attending the Frost School of Music at the University of Miami in Fall 2020, to study voice with Kim Josephson.
  • A senior music specialist at the Library of Congress, David Plylar spearheaded The Boccaccio Project in response to the Covid-19 pandemic. The project, a series of 10 short videos featuring new,…
  • Amy is currently creating a new opera with singer and producer, Kelly Balmaceda. She's also launched a radio show, Composer’s Studio, that features interviews with living composers. Previous…
  • Sara Womble made her debut in 2017 with Boston Lyric Opera, performing the role of Barbarina (and covering Susanna) in BLO's production of Mozart's Le nozze di Figaro.
  • Candace Bailey (Ph.D. 1992) has been awarded The Kate Winkle Keller Fellowship for Research in Early American Music for 2019-2020.
  • Thom has been accepted a position at Sonoma State University as Assistant Professor of Music.
  • Dr Ken Shifrin (Class of 1974) was President of the Wind Symphony while a student at Duke. A native of Washington, DC, he earned a Ph.D. in Musicology from Oxford University and is Principal…
  • Atlas and Boerner operate SoundPure, a high-end guitar and music gear boutique and recording studio in Durham, NC.
  • The American Academy of Arts and Letters 2016 Wladimir and Rhoda Lakond Award in music composition was awarded to Chia-Yu Hsu.