Composition 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 »
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 »
Composer John Supko

Film scored by John Supko premieres in Edinburgh

Wednesday, June 13, 2018
On Pig Film, Supko collaborated with colleague Josh Gibson. Gibson, who directed and produced the film, is Director of the Program in the Arts of the Moving Image at Duke. His films and videos have screened internationally at such venues as The National Gallery of Art (Washington DC), LA... 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 »
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 »

Pages