News

Beauty of the Night flyer

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 »
Help! cover art

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 »
A Forest Unfolding

Premiere of collaborative cantata "A Forest Unfolding" by Stephen Jaffe, Melinda Wagner, Eric Moe and David Kirkland Garner

Wednesday, August 22, 2018
"A Forest Unfolding” is a new, collaborative cantata by Duke faculty composer Stephen Jaffe, Melinda Wagner, Eric Moe and Duke alumnus David Kirkland Garner (Ph.D. 2014), with texts by National Book Award-winning author Richard Powers, Anne Labastille, and others. "A Forest Unfolding," inspired by... Read More »
John Brown

John Brown selected to fulfill the music component of Governor Cooper’s Hometown Strong Initiative

Wednesday, August 22, 2018
Governor Roy Cooper’s Hometown Strong Initiative supports North Carolina's underserved communities. The program will support targeted rural counties that currently offer very limited music education and music exposure to students. Professor Brown's charge is to increase awareness of... Read More »
Moving the piano

Senior Aaron Hong's summer experiences in Zhuhai, China, teaching music with DukeEngage

Wednesday, August 22, 2018
If you are a pianist, have you ever had to move your own piano onstage and wire it into a massive portable sound system before your performance? This is one of the many firsts that I went through during my experience in DukeEngage Zhuhai in China. This program gave me a lot of firsts: first time... Read More »
Jennifer Chang

Chinese Music Ensemble: new class offered Fall 2018

Thursday, August 16, 2018
The Chinese Music Ensemble (MUS 211-2-11) is a course for students who would like to further their musical and cultural experiences. In addition to one weekly session (time TBD) coached by GuZheng master Jennifer Chang, all students participate in one performance at the end of... Read More »

Pages