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2018 Music graduates

2018 Graduates and Award Winners

Tuesday, May 15, 2018
Undergraduate Degrees Conferred First Major Shauna Alexis Bierly Highest Distinction for her composition MemoriALZ: A Journey Through Life, Time, and Alzheimer’s, for chamber ensemble The Henry Schuman Music Prize to a graduating senior for an original composition or distinguished... Read More »
Graduate composition students and faculty observe the reading session

North Carolina Symphony reads new works by graduate composers Yuxin Ouyang and Maximiliano Amici

Monday, May 14, 2018
The reading and archival recording session took place on May 9, 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 composition program... Read More »
Duke President Vincent Price and Gloria Biddings

Gloria Biddings wins Meritorious Service Award

Friday, May 11, 2018
Gloria Biddings, Housekeeper Specialist, has been at Duke 29 years, many of them spent caring for the Mary Duke Biddle Music Building. On April 26, Gloria was the recipient of a Meritorious Service Award at Duke's 2017 Presidential Awards ceremony at the Washington Duke Inn.   Thank you,... Read More »
Liz Crisenbery

Musicology graduate student Liz Crisenbery to present a paper at the national conference of the American Musicological Society

Tuesday, April 24, 2018
Crisenbery's presentation is derived from her dissertation, which is supported by a James B. Duke International Research Travel Fellowship for 2017-18. Her dissertation, “Opera in Fascist Italy: Romanità, Reception, and Masculinity in Mussolini’s Third Rome,” examines reception and... Read More »
Cellist Caroline Stinson

Cellist Caroline Stinson joins the Ciompi Quartet, appointed Associate Professor of the Practice of Music at Duke University.

Wednesday, April 18, 2018
Canadian-born cellist Caroline Stinson has been appointed the new cellist in Duke University’s Ciompi Quartet upon the retirement of Frederic Raimi from the group at the end of this season. A member of the Lark Quartet since 2008 and previously a member of the Cassatt Quartet, she taught cello and... Read More »
Composition graduate students Budinich and Frederickson

Graduate composers James Budinich and Brooks Frederickson awarded a project grant from the Office of the Vice Provost for Interdisciplinary Studies

Tuesday, April 17, 2018
The team of Budinich, Frederickson, and Rebecca Uliasz (a graduate student in Computational Media, Arts, and Cultures) will use techniques of interactive media, improvisation, and community art-making with the assistance of a number of guest experts to present... Read More »
Carl Schimmel

Carl Schimmel (Ph.D. Composition, 2008) receives 2018 Guggenheim Fellowship

Thursday, April 5, 2018
Associate Professor of Music Theory and Composition at Illinois State University, Schimmel has also won Columbia University’s Joseph Bearns Prize, the Lee Ettelson Award, and the 2017 Goddard Lieberson Fellowship from the American Academy of Arts and Letters. From the Guggenheim Foundation'... Read More »
Ben Gernon (l) and Martin Sher (r)

NC Symphony leaders visit Music 690: Music for Large Ensemble

Thursday, March 22, 2018
On March 22, 2018, the graduate composition seminar Music for Large Ensemble (Music 690) hosted a discussion with Ben Gernon (Principal Guest Conductor, BBC Philharmonic and Guest Conductor, North Carolina Symphony), and Martin Sher, (Vice President and General Manager of the North Carolina... Read More »
Imani Mosley

Musicology graduate student Imani Mosley wins 2017-18 AMS-SE Best Student Presentation award

Tuesday, March 20, 2018
The award was presented at the Southeast Chapter of the American Musicological Society meeting at the University of South Carolina on March 2-3, 2018, in conjunction with the spring meeting of Music Theory Southeast and the Public Music Discourse symposium in honor of the Leonard Bernstein... Read More »
Library of Congress

Paul Sommerfeld (Ph.D. musicology, 2017) to work in the Music Division of the Library of Congress

Tuesday, March 13, 2018
In addition to performing reference work helping researchers, scholars, and members of the public, Paul will collaborate on exhibitions and create instruction sessions with materials from the Music Division’s extensive collections. Paul has also had a seminar proposal accepted for the... Read More »

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