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Imani Mosley

Imani Mosley (Ph.D. musicology, 2019) contributes to NYT's "5 Minutes That Will Make You Love the Violin"

Tuesday, September 15, 2020
In The New York Times Music blog on Sept. 2, Mosley explains her choice of Vaughan Williams’s “The Lark Ascending” as a favorite violin showcase piece. Read Mosley's submission and listen to "The Lark Ascending" (David Nolan, violin; Vernon Handley conducting London Philharmonic Orchestra... Read More »
Verena Mösenbichler-Bryant

Verena Mösenbichler-Bryant named winner of the The American Prize in Conducting—band/wind ensemble (college/university division), 2019-20

Tuesday, September 1, 2020
The American Prize is a series of new, non-profit national competitions in the performing arts providing cash awards, professional adjudication and regional, national and international recognition for the best recorded performances by ensembles and individuals each year in the United States at the... Read More »
Matthew Zeller

Matthew Zeller (Ph.D. musicology, 2020) awarded post-doctoral fellowship at McGill University

Tuesday, August 25, 2020
At McGill's Schulich School of Music, Zeller will continue research from his graduate studies at Duke on Klangfarbenmelodie, timbral function in music, and planal analysis as part of the ACTOR (Analysis, Creation, and Teaching of Orchestration) Partnership. ACTOR,... Read More »
New Musicology grad students fall 2020

Meet our new graduate students!

Tuesday, August 18, 2020
Duke Music welcomes three new graduate students in Musicology. We're excited to introduce Kinley Johnson (l), Andrew Moenning (c) and Jingxuan Zhang (r): Kinley: I am a first-year musicologist whose research focuses on music in film and television. My current research interests... Read More »
Evan Roberson and Andrew Waggoner

Evan Roberson named Associate Director of the Duke Jazz Ensemble; composer Andrew Waggoner to teach Introduction to Jazz class

Tuesday, August 18, 2020
While Professor Brown will continue to chart the direction of the Jazz Program and will be involved in its activities, Evan Roberson (photo left) will work with the Jazz Ensemble as the group’s Associate Director and composer Andrew Waggoner (photo right), who has previously taught... Read More »
Birdsongs of a Necromancer

Dan Ruccia's (Ph.D. composition, 2013) group Cyanotype releases its second album

Thursday, August 13, 2020
Birdsongs of a Necromancer is a digital-only album recorded during the early days of the Covid-19 pandemic lockdown. It is an attempt to create presence through absence, in spite of absence, to spite absence. The eight tracks are fully improvised, each featuring a different quartet of NC-... Read More »
James Budinich

"5 x 8": Newly commissioned work by composer James Budinich

Tuesday, August 11, 2020
Budinich writes: "I had the great pleasure of working again with the choreographer Gabrielle Lamb on a virtual commission from Works & Process at the Guggenheim. As a response to the pandemic, W&P has been commissioning these short works that exist virtually on their social media and... Read More »
Ciompi Quartet with masks by Rodrigo Dorfman

Ciompi Quartet Performs Marie Jaëll's String Quartet

Tuesday, August 11, 2020
The string quartet of French pianist/composer Marie Jaëll was written in 1875, but was never performed or published in her lifetime. In 2009, Sébastien Troester discovered her unpublished manuscript in the archives of the National and University Library of Strasbourg. The Ciompi Quartet gave the... Read More »
Invisible Ritual CD cover

Invisible Ritual: Jennifer Curtis and Tyshawn Sorey

Tuesday, August 11, 2020
Invisible Ritual, released by New Focus Recordings, celebrates the ongoing collaboration of violinist/composer Jennifer Curtis and multi-instrumentalist/composer Tyshawn Sorey. Curtis and Sorey have been performing as a duo for several years, as an outgrowth of a collaboration that... Read More »
Robert Parkins

Robert Parkins's organ transcription of "Im Abendrot" from Strauss's "Four Last Songs"

Tuesday, July 28, 2020
Published in 1950 after his death, the German composer Richard Strauss's composition Vier letzte Lieder ("Four Last Songs") is scored for soprano and orchestra. By 2017, University Organist and Professor of the Practice of Music Dr. Robert Parkins had transcribed for organ the fourth of... Read More »

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