John Dreyer

John Dreyer advances to the final rounds of the National Association of Teachers of Singing National Student Auditions

Tuesday, June 9, 2020
John is one of the top 14 singers in the 2nd year College Classical category in the nationwide contest. A talented composer and singer majoring in Music at Duke, he studies voice with Elizabeth Linnartz and composition with Stephen Jaffe and Scott Lindroth.

Music/Dance collaboration: Courtney Liu and Ciompi Quartet

Tuesday, June 9, 2020
That summer, Courtney had just finished her first year at Duke. Courtney graduated in 2013 and returned to Duke in 2019 as a student in the MFA program in the Dance Department. Professor Ku said she proposed the music (the second movement of Dvořák's American Quartet) to Courtney, and "... Read More »
Ieva Jokubaviciute

Pianist Ieva Jokubaviciute joins the Duke Music faculty

Friday, May 29, 2020
Jokubaviciute comes to Duke from the Shenandoah Conservatory in Winchester, VA, where she has served on the faculty since 2015. She is also on the faculty at the Kneisel Hall Chamber Music School and Festival in Blue Hill, ME and is a mentoring artist at the Marlboro Music Festival in Marlboro, VT... Read More »
Minato Sakamoto

Minato Sakamoto wins 8SW Composer Competition 2020

Tuesday, May 26, 2020
Sakamoto's Rondo Americano for flute, viola, and cello won First Place in 8SW (8 Strings & Whistle) Composer Competition. 8 Strings & Whistle will premiere the piece in New York City in Fall 2020 and perform it several times throughout the next season. Minato Sakamoto... Read More »
Chamber Music trio virtual recital

Chamber Music virtual recital - Mendelssohn Piano Trio

Friday, May 8, 2020
Haoyang Yu (violin), Peter Nam (cello), and Crystal Chiu (piano) each performed their parts separately from their homes. The separate recordings were then edited together by Rick Nelson. The video on the left is an excerpt from the 4th movement of Mendelssohn's Piano Trio in D Minor.  The... Read More »
Sarah Tan and Carla Copeland-Burns

Flute students get creative with online recitals

Friday, May 8, 2020
The video on the left features excerpts from three students' virtual recitals. First, Angel Shi performs part of Mvt. II (Scherzo) from Widor's Suite for Flute and Piano, Op. 34; then Matt Feder plays all four parts of Pierre-Max Dubois' Quartet for four flutes (with four... Read More »

Congratulations to our 2020 Ph.D. Graduates

Monday, May 4, 2020
Graduate Degrees Conferred Elizabeth Anne Crisenbery, Ph.D. (Musicology) Dissertation: “Performing Fascism: Opera, Politics, and Masculinities in Fascist Italy, 1935-1941” Committee Chair: Bryan Gilliam Sarah A Curzi, Ph.D. (Composition) Dissertation piece: Lilacs: Digital Songs and... Read More »
2020 Graduates with Distinction

Congratulations to Our Seniors Graduating with Distinction 2020

Thursday, April 23, 2020
Majors Adam Beskind: "Views from a Music Director: Four Years of Collaborative Music-Making at Duke" (Project advisor: Pei-fen Liu) Richard Clayton Delp: "Gun Requiem" (Composition; Project advisor: Anthony Kelley) Thandolwethu Mamba: "The Musical Exploration of Nature,... Read More »
Elizabeth Edel

Senior voice student Elizabeth Edel's virtual recital for Graduation with Distinction

Thursday, April 23, 2020
Edel analyzed each section with program notes, both written and spoken. In the French section, she compared French songs by Fauré, Debussy, and Poulenc to American jazz music. The video for the Spanish set is provided on the left. Edel is a Public Policy major with minors in Music (... Read More »
Musical scores available online

Virtual library resources class for student performers promotes flexible learning

Tuesday, April 21, 2020
Duke Music Librarian Laura Williams and Public Services Coordinator Sarah Griffin held a Zoom session for Professor Hsiao-mei Ku's violin and chamber music students on April 20, 2020. The session Listening to Music, Finding Scores, and Research Resources for Music presented new perspectives... Read More »