Student Ensembles

collage of 10 ensembles

Performances and events are regularly held by any of our 10 Ensembles – Chamber Music, Chinese Music Ensemble, Chorale, Collegium Musicum, Djembe Ensemble, Duke New Music Ensemble [dnme], Jazz Program, Opera Theater, Symphony Orchestra, and Wind Symphony

Students interested in participating in our Ensembles are encouraged to audition.


Upcoming Events

Baldwin Auditorium

GRAMMY-nominated jazz pianist and Durham native Chris Pattishall was at Duke in November as part of a year-long residency exploring the life and legacy of Mary Lou Williams - a musical inheritance… read more about Duke Jazz Ensemble with guest artist Chris Pattishall, piano »

Baldwin Auditorium

Annual Valentine's Weekend jazz concert featuring the Duke University, North Carolina Central University, & UNC-Chapel Hill Jazz Ensembles. The Duke Jazz Ensemble is directed by John V. Brown… read more about Valentines Jazz Concert »

Baldwin Auditorium

The Duke Wind Symphony presents a concert celebrating and honoring life. Works include: Sebastian Schraml: "Glorious Days," Nicole Piunno: "Where Words Cannot Go," Bach/arr. Reed: "If thou be near,"… read more about Duke University Wind Symphony: On This Bright Morning »

Baldwin Auditorium

Program: Glinka: Overture to "Ruslan and Lyudmila;" Mussorgsky/Ravel: "Pictures at an Exhibition;" and featuring 2019-20 Student Concerto Competition winner Andy Zhang performing Prokofiev's Piano… read more about Duke Symphony Orchestra: A Russian Spring »

Baldwin Auditorium

The Duke Chorale performs a diverse selection from Renaissance pieces to contemporary works, including American folk songs and spirituals. The Duke University Chorale, conducted by Rodney Wynkoop and… read more about Duke Chorale Spring Tour Concert »

Baldwin Auditorium

Directed by Brittany Green, [dnme] brings together undergraduate and graduate students in performing music written in the 20th and 21st centuries, as well as new works by Duke student composers. In… read more about [dnme] Duke New Music Ensemble »

Baldwin Auditorium

Program: Stravinsky: "Circus Polka;" Shostakovich: Symphony No. 5; and featuring 2021-22 Student Concerto Competition winner Bryan Tong performing Tchaikovsky's Piano Concerto No. 1, mvt. 1. Free… read more about Duke Symphony Orchestra: A Russian Spring, Part II »

Baldwin Auditorium

"A trumpeter who's as versatile as she is vigorous" - The New York Times. After graduating from Berklee College of Music in 1989, Ingrid Jensen recorded three highly acclaimed CDs for the ENJA… read more about Duke Jazz Ensemble with guest artist Ingrid Jensen, trumpet »

Baldwin Auditorium

The final concert of our season celebrates the achievements of our graduating seniors. It is also a celebration of Duke legend Paul Bryan (PB), who passed away at 101 years old in March, 2021. PB… read more about Duke University Wind Symphony: Gala Concert »

East Duke 201 - Nelson Music Room

The Duke Chinese Music Ensemble, directed by Jennifer Chang, presents a concert featuring a variety of Chinese musical styles and instruments, as well as pieces that mix Eastern and Western… read more about Duke Chinese Music Ensemble »

Baldwin Auditorium

Scenes from Mozart's "Magic Flute" as told by the Queen of the Night, with piano accompaniment by Daniel Seyfried. David Heid directs Duke Opera Theater. Free admission. Duke Music prioritizes the… read more about Duke Opera Theater: "The Queen's Perspective" »

Baldwin Auditorium

Students in the Duke Chamber Music Program, directed by Caroline Stinson, perform works from the 18th-21st centuries. This concert will be continued with other student chamber music groups performing… read more about Student Chamber Music Concert, Part 1 »

Baldwin Auditorium

Students in the Duke Chamber Music Program, directed by Caroline Stinson, perform works from the 18th-21st centuries. Free admission. Duke Music prioritizes the health and safety of our extended… read more about Student Chamber Music Concert, Part 2 »

Biddle Music Building Lobby

The Duke Chorale, directed by Rodney Wynkoop, presents a celebration concert featuring highlights from the group's 2021-22 season. The Chorale will perform an eclectic array of selections ranging… read more about Duke Chorale Celebration Concert »