The Musicology Lecture Series brings exciting scholars-- both long-established and up-and-coming-- to campus. Past guests include Thomas Forrest Kelly (Harvard), Lydia Goehr (Columbia), and Susan Youens (Notre Dame).

All lectures are free and open to the public.

Upcoming Events

East Duke Parlors

Join the Minor Aesthetics Faculty Working Group for a two-day symposium on queer, Asian, and diasporic art with events including a performance, artist talks, a research showcase, AADS Brown Bag, and… read more about Minor Aesthetics: A Symposium »

Rubenstein Library Carpenter Conference Room 249

Abstract: The defining tunes of the Chinese diaspora in the nineteenth century and the early twentieth were those of the Cantonese opera. This history has been invisible due to the scarcity of… read more about Nancy Yunhwa Rao (Rutgers): "Defining Tunes of the Chinese Diaspora" »


This panel discussion is online: check https://music.duke.edu for the link as the date approaches. Ethnomusicology panel featuring Vandria Borari & Neila Borari (As Karuana / MUTAK). Moderated by… read more about Art, Music and Defense of the Territory in the Amazon: The Protagonism of Indigenous Women »

Biddle Music Building, 104

Roshanak Kheshti is an anthropologist, feminist, queer and race theorist, born in Tehran, Iran, and raised in Nashville, Tennessee. Her work sits at the intersection of sound, the senses, film and… read more about Ethnomusicology Lecture: Roshanak Kheshti (UC-Berkeley) »