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"Digital Sound Studies," co-edited by Darren Mueller (Ph.D. musicology, 2015) released by Duke University Press

Tuesday, November 27, 2018
Digital Sound Studies is co-edited by Mueller, Mary Caton Lingold and Whitney Trettien. The book was contracted when they were graduate students at Duke (Mueller in Music; Lingold and Trettien in English), and participated in the Digital Humanities Lab at the John Hope Franklin... Read More »
Cover of "The Music of Joseph Joachim"

Katharina Uhde's (Ph.D. musicology, 2014) "The Music of Joseph Joachim" published by Boydell & Brewer

Tuesday, November 20, 2018
Joseph Joachim (1831-1907), of Jewish-Hungarian descent, was arguably the greatest violinist of the nineteenth century. His performing career in Berlin transformed the aesthetics and interpretation of German music. But Joachim was also a composer of virtuoso pieces, violin concertos, orchestral... Read More »
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Louise Meintjes wins Gregory Bateson Prize & Alan Merriam Prize for "Dust of the Zulu"

Tuesday, November 13, 2018
Professor Meintjes's 2017 book, Dust of the Zulu: Ngoma Aesthetics After Apartheid (Durham and London: Duke University Press, 2017), was selected for the Bateson Prize from among more than 100 titles submitted by 30 presses. The Bateson Committee states, "Dust of the Zulu is a... Read More »
Jessica Shaw

Alumna Jessica Laun Shaw '05 returns to campus for DEMAN weekend

Tuesday, November 6, 2018
Jessica returned to Duke on Nov. 2-3, 2018 for DEMAN Weekend, an annual event which brings together current students and alumni working in creative industries. Her talk, "Music, With Creative License: Soundtracks to Film, TV and Commercials," touched on the behind-the-scenes creative process... Read More »
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Eren Gümrükçüoğlu's "Bozkır" for string quartet premieres at Boston New Music Initiative concert

Wednesday, October 10, 2018
"Bozkır," composed in 2016, was one of the selections of the call for scores announced by the Boston New Music Initiative (BNMI) for the 2018-19 season. The Oct. 12 program on which it premieres also features pieces by composers Caroline Shaw and Osvaldo Golijov,... Read More »
Matthew Zeller

Musicology graduate student Matthew Zeller to present a paper at the national conference of the American Musicological Society/Society for Music Theory

Wednesday, October 10, 2018
Zeller's paper is part of his dissertation, "The Emancipation of Timbre: From Mahler to Varèse; Functional Orchestration, Syntax, and Planal Analysis." The dissertation focuses on timbre's functional role in musical logic in late-nineteenth- and early-twentieth-century music. This talk... Read More »
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Thomas Brothers' "Help! The Beatles, Duke Ellington, and the Magic of Collaboration" released by W.W. Norton

Wednesday, October 10, 2018
“An erudite, engagingly written history . . . Brothers’s rich analyses make for an engrossing narrative that illuminates some of pop music’s greatest creative collaborations.” —Publishers Weekly “A sweeping history of 20th-century popular music. . . . A fresh blend of scholarly musical analysis... Read More »
JACK Quartet by Robert Zimmerman

Mary Duke Biddle Foundation Funds Ambitious, 3-year Arts Initiative at Duke

Tuesday, September 18, 2018
"The Mary Duke Biddle Foundation and the Jenny Lillian Semans Koortbojian Trust have awarded Duke Arts with a $500,000, 3-year grant to redefine arts education in film, music, and dance." "With the support of this gift, Duke students will learn from, and collaborate with, accomplished visiting... Read More »
Hermitage director Bruce Rodgers with Sid Richardson

Sid Richardson (Ph.D Composition, 2018) wins the 2018 Hermitage Prize

Tuesday, August 28, 2018
The Hermitage Artist Retreat and The Aspen Music Festival and School (AMFS) announce that Sid Richardson, a composition student at AMFS, has been awarded the 2018 Hermitage Prize. Richardson receives a six-week residency at the Hermitage, along with a $1,000 stipend for travel and food expenses.... Read More »
Eren Gumrukcuoglu

Graduate composer Eren Gumrukcuoglu has a work premiered at the 3rd International ilSuono Contemporary Music Week

Wednesday, August 22, 2018
"Lattice Scattering" premiered on Saturday, July 21 at the Teatro degli Illuminati as part of the 3rd International ilSuono Contemporary Music Week in Citta di Castello, Italy. The work was commissioned by ilSuonon Academy and performed by Ensemble Suono Giallo. Eren... Read More »

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