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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 »
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 »
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 »
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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 »
Students in Hsiao-mei Ku's violin studio

Students in Professor Hsiao-mei Ku's violin studio share music-making in a live, virtual recital

Friday, April 17, 2020
Professor Ku writes:  At 5:00 pm on April 15, nine students in my violin studio performed from their homes for the Duke Music Department's first virtual end-of-semester recital. We even had an audience, as parents, siblings, friends and even a couple Duke peers “... Read More »
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Music Department Awards 2020

Friday, April 17, 2020
Music Department Awards The Julia Wilkinson Mueller Prize for Excellence in Music Robert Meese and Amber Wolf This award is named in honor of a former chair of the Department of Music and member of the Ciompi Quartet and is presented "to a graduating senior for achievement in musical... Read More »
Thandolwethu Mamba

Senior Thandolwethu Mamba is the 2020 winner of the Raleigh Symphony Orchestra Rising Stars competition

Wednesday, April 15, 2020
Thandolwethu Mamba performed Gustav Mahler’s Lieder eines fahrenden Gesellen (Songs of a Wayfarer), a song cycle for baritone and orchestra, with the Raleigh Symphony on Saturday, March 7, at 8:00 pm in Jones Auditorium, on the campus of Meredith College. (View video of the... Read More »
Paul R. Bryan award winners

Duke Wind Symphony celebrates its graduating seniors and the 2019-20 season

Tuesday, April 14, 2020
On April 9, members of the Duke University Wind Symphony logged into Zoom to celebrate the ensemble's graduating seniors and to share stories and memories of the 2019-2020 season. April 9 was to have been the group's final concert of the year, where seniors are typically recognized and thanked for... Read More »
Drs. Eric Zhou and Daniel Chang

Physicians and Music alums Eric Zhou and Daniel Chang are on the COVID-19 frontlines in NY

Monday, April 6, 2020
Dr. Eric Zhou (Trinity '10) and Dr. Daniel Chang (Trinity '10) were freshman year roommates in Pegram dorm. They are currently working in the Covid-19 Intensive Care Unit as colleagues in the Department of Anesthesiology at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai in New York City.... Read More »
Jia Jia Shen conducts on the Duke Chorale tour bus

Duke Chorale (Silver Swan): A final performance

Tuesday, March 31, 2020
Rodney Wykoop, Professor of the Practice of Music and Director of the Duke Chorale, shared this story: One of my conducting students, Jia Jia Shen, posted on reddit a video of some Chorale members singing on our tour bus on the final day of our shortened tour, and it was broadcast recently on a... Read More »

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