Duke University Musical Instrument Collections set to open Thursdays, 1-4 PM

Thursday, February 22, 2018
The Duke University Musical Instrument Collections (DUMIC) are founded on the flagship collection, the G. Norman and Ruth G. Eddy Collection of Musical Instruments, which arrived at Duke in 2000. The Eddy Collection inspired further generous gifts and the acquisition of the Frans and Willemina de... Read More »

R. Larry Todd: "Beethoven's Cello: Five Revolutionary Sonatas and Their World"

Tuesday, February 6, 2018
In a video produced by Julie Schoonmaker (Duke University Office of News & Communication), Arts & Sciences Professor R. Larry Todd discusses the cultural and historical contexts of Beethoven's cello sonatas.  Beethoven's Cello: Five Revolutionary Sonatas and Their World... Read More »

Duke in New York students create exhibit for the NY Public Library for the Performing Arts

Wednesday, January 3, 2018
The five undergraduates were students in Prof. Louise Meintjes' Fall 2017 Duke in New York class "Sound in Social Life." Jessica Wood (Ph.D. 2010), Assistant Curator, Music Division, at the New York Public Library for the Performing Arts helped the students put together the disco-... Read More »

Graduate composers Yuxin Ouyang and Maximiliano Amici to have works recorded by the North Carolina Symphony

Thursday, December 21, 2017
The reading and archival recording session will take place on May 2, 2018, in Meymandi Hall (Raleigh, NC) with the North Carolina Symphony and Music Director Grant Llewellyn. This opportunity is the second in an ongoing collaboration between the Department of Music's graduate... Read More »

Composers Admitted to Summer Fellowship Programs

Thursday, December 21, 2017
Scott Lee has been accepted as a Composition Fellow at the Boston Symphony Orchestra’s Tanglewood Music Festival, and Sid Richardson has accepted the invitation of the Aspen Music Festival to join its program as a Composition Fellow.  Both of the programs are among the most known programs for... Read More »

Pianist Jane Hawkins (1950-2017), Professor of the Practice and former Chair of the Department of Music

Tuesday, November 28, 2017
Born in Swansea, South Wales, Jane Hawkins began her career in the United States after graduating with distinction from the Royal Academy of Music in London, where she studied both cello and piano. Recognized as an inspired and significant collaborator in her work with instrumentalists, vocalists... Read More »

Professor Emeritus Jim Henry (1933-2017)

Tuesday, October 24, 2017
Excerpted from Duke Today.  Read the complete feature. James “Jim” Donald Henry, the director of Duke Athletic Bands from 1960-1985 and on faculty until 1998, died on Friday, Oct. 20.  He was 84 years old. Henry was hired in 1960 by Duke University to be the marching band director... Read More »

Dan Ruccia (PhD Composition, 2013) releases "Scratch Slice Jag" on Out & Gone Music

Tuesday, October 10, 2017
Recorded live at the Carrack Art Museum in Durham, North Carolina, in October 2016, Scratch Slice Jag is the natural outgrowth of the collaboration between Bishop and Ruccia. The two were frequent collaborators when Bishop lived in Durham from 2012 to 2015, and they quickly developed a natural... Read More »

Lyric formulas or criminal musings? Nicholas Stoia examines the music theory behind rap lyrics in the courtroom

Wednesday, October 4, 2017
In 2011, high school rapper Taylor Bell was suspended from school, accused of “threatening two named educators with gun-related violence." Prosecutors presented rap lyrics Bell had written as evidence of his intention to commit a violent crime. Despite support from... Read More »

BRITISH MUSIC & EUROPE in the age of Brexit

Monday, September 25, 2017
All symposium events, including concerts, are free and open to the public. No registration is necessary.   For inquiries, contact Philip Rupprecht:   Paper Abstracts   Common Currencies (Philip Rupprecht)   Friday, November 3 PANEL 1... Read More »