Composition News

James Budinich

Graduate composer James Budinich collaborates with Pigeonwing Dance for CUNY Dance Initiative

Tuesday, March 19, 2019
Known for her elegant and playful choreography, Gabrielle Lamb is the recipient of a Princess Grace Award for Choreography and recently participated in ABT’s inaugural Choreographic Incubator. In this world premiere collaboration with composer James Budinich, Lamb adapts the tensile intricacy of... Read More »
Scott Lee

Scott Lee (Ph.D. composition, 2018) appointed Assistant Professor of Composition at the University of Florida (UF)

Friday, March 1, 2019
In addition to preparing for his new faculty position, Lee is currently working on a commission from the Tanglewood Music Festival for brass ensemble, to be premiered this summer at the Festival. He has also been commissioned by the Atlanta Symphony Youth Orchestra (ASYO) for an... Read More »
"Small Works" and "Shifting Colors" CD covers

Graduate composers Brooks Frederickson and Amin Sharifi release new CDs

Thursday, December 20, 2018
Composer Brooks Frederickson’s debut album Small Works (New Amsterdam Records) is a snapshot of the community of collaborators Brooks lived and worked with in Brooklyn. The community includes some of the leading contemporary music interpreters of today: Ashley Bathgate (Bang on a Can All Stars... Read More »
Light Dances

New digital release of Stephen Jaffe's Light Dances: Chamber Concerto No. 2

Thursday, December 20, 2018
This performance of Light Dances by the Da Capo Chamber Players (Bridge Records) gives equal measure to the composition's poetry and electrifying energy. Jaffe writes: "I love to work on chamber music intensively, I love to rethink ensembles, and I love to seek new musical ground,... Read More »
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 »
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 »
James Budinich

Graduate composer James Budinich was a Visiting Composer at the Mise-En Festival

Tuesday, July 10, 2018
At this summer's festival (June 27 - June 30), Budinich gave a talk about his music and had his work “Evening, in the Open Air” performed as part of Mise-En's marathon concert on Saturday, 6/30. For more information, visit: https://festival.mise-en.org/... Read More »

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