Upcoming Events

South Central Graduate Music Consortium (SCGMC) virtual conference
Saturday, September 26, 2020 - 9:00am

The South Central Graduate Music Consortium (SCGMC) is a collaboration between the students of the University of Virginia, Duke University, and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Each fall, graduate students gather together at one of the three universities (the location rotates...

Scott Burnham: "God and the Voice of Beethoven"
Friday, October 16, 2020 - 4:00pm

This talk explores what happens to Beethoven's compositional voice when he attempts to address the Deity, or to represent the Deity, in the finale of the Ninth Symphony and in several movements of the Missa Solemnis. Faced with God, Beethoven often takes his voice beyond the normatively human,...

Micaela Baranello: Emmerich Kálmán's "Die Bajadere" and Operetta's Self-Reflexive Exoticism
Friday, October 30, 2020 - 4:00pm

After World War I, the Viennese operetta industry faced a series of crises both material and symbolic, including economic catastrophe and the loss of operetta's key symbolic touchstone, the Austro-Hungarian Empire. In this paper, I examine how Emmerich Kálmán's "Die Bajadere" (1921) reimagines...

Intersectionality; Interstate: ethnomusicology panel discussion with Kit Yan and Melissa Li
Friday, November 6, 2020 - 4:00pm

Online: Zoom link will be provided as the date approaches. Kit Yan and Melissa Li are a queer Asian American musical theater writing team based in New York City. They are 2019 Dramatists Guild Foundation Fellows, MacDowell Colony Fellows, Lincoln Center Writers-in-Residence, and 2019-2020...

Philip Rupprecht, "Malcolm Arnold, the Symphony, and Cultural Hierarchy in Britain, 1945-60"
Friday, February 12, 2021 - 9:30am

Please join the Franklin Humanities Institute for its Friday morning series, tgiFHI!tgiFHI gives Duke faculty in the humanities, interpretative social sciences and arts the opportunity to present their current research to their departmental (and interdepartmental) colleagues, students, and other...