Performances & Events

The Duke University Department of Music is home to 9 performing ensembles and presents over 100 public events each year, including concerts, faculty and student recitals, lectures, master classes and workshops.

Upcoming Events

Ethnomusicology Lecture: Scott Linford (CCM): "Exploiting Musical Resources: From Traditional to Popular Music in Southern Senegal"
Fri, Oct 25, 4:00 PM

Scott Linford is Assistant Professor of Ethnomusicology at the University of Cincinnati, College-Conservatory of Music. A scholar, filmmaker and... more

Family Weekend Concert: Duke Jazz, Djembe, and Afro-Cuban Ensembles with Ernie Watts, saxophone
Fri, Oct 25, 8:00 PM

"He is one of the greatest living tenor saxophonists, at the top of his game." (Ian Patterson, All About Jazz). Two-time Grammy Award winner Ernie... more

Family Weekend Concert: Duke Chorale, Symphony Orchestra, and Wind Symphony
Sat, Oct 26, 8:00 PM

Three of Duke's largest student music ensembles-- the Duke Chorale, directed by Rodney Wynkoop; Duke Symphony Orchestra, directed by Harry... more

Listening to LatinX
Tue, Oct 29, 3:00 PM

"Listening to LatinX" will explore new critical perspectives on Latino/a/X Studies from the field of Sound Studies. The study of sound and its... more

Making Music with Refugees at the Philharmonie de Paris
Wed, Oct 30, 12:00 PM

In the past decade, political and economic issues have spurred significant migration within Europe. One of the ways to create ties with refugees... more