Composition News

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 »
Ben Gernon (l) and Martin Sher (r)

NC Symphony leaders visit Music 690: Music for Large Ensemble

Thursday, March 22, 2018
On March 22, 2018, the graduate composition seminar Music for Large Ensemble (Music 690) hosted a discussion with Ben Gernon (Principal Guest Conductor, BBC Philharmonic and Guest Conductor, North Carolina Symphony), and Martin Sher, (Vice President and General Manager of the North Carolina... Read More »
Alumni Profile: Nathaniel Stookey

Alumni Profile: Nathaniel Stookey

Tuesday, February 27, 2018
Nathaniel Stookey received his PhD in Composition from Duke in 2003. Currently based in San Francisco, he has collaborated with many of the world’s great orchestras including The Philadelphia Orchestra, The Cleveland Orchestra, The Chicago Symphony Orchestra, The Los Angeles Philharmonic, The... Read More »
Graduate composers Yuxin Ouyang and Maximiliano Amici to have works recorded by the North Carolina Symphony

Graduate composers Yuxin Ouyang and Maximiliano Amici to have works recorded by the North Carolina Symphony

Thursday, December 21, 2017
The reading and archival recording session will take 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... Read More »
Composers Admitted to Summer Fellowship Programs

Composers Admitted to Summer Fellowship Programs

Thursday, December 21, 2017
Scott Lee has been accepted as a Composition Fellow at the Boston Symphony Orchestra’s Tanglewood Music Festival, and Sid Richardson has accepted the invitation of the Aspen Music Festival to join its program as a Composition Fellow.  Both of the programs are among the most known programs for... Read More »
Dan Ruccia (PhD Composition, 2013) releases "Scratch Slice Jag" on Out & Gone Music

Dan Ruccia (PhD Composition, 2013) releases "Scratch Slice Jag" on Out & Gone Music

Tuesday, October 10, 2017
Recorded live at the Carrack Art Museum in Durham, North Carolina, in October 2016, Scratch Slice Jag is the natural outgrowth of the collaboration between Bishop and Ruccia. The two were frequent collaborators when Bishop lived in Durham from 2012 to 2015, and they quickly developed a natural... Read More »

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