Graduate News

Composer Eren Gümrükçüoglu

Eren Gümrükçüoglu's new composition to be featured at the Taproot New Music Festival (UC Davis)

Tuesday, January 14, 2020
Gümrükçüoglu's new piece, Optimist (to a 1958 text by Nazim Hikmet), was written for the occasion and will have its world premiere at the Taproot Festival by the Quince Ensemble on January 30, 2020.  During the festival,  Gümrükçüoglu will also give a... Read More »
Dayton Kinney

Dayton Kinney named Semi-Finalist for the American Prize

Tuesday, January 14, 2020
Graduate composer Dayton Kinney has been selected as a semi-finalist by The American Prize for the 2020 Composition - Instrumental Chamber Music (student division) competition for her piece "Hand Carved Names and Railroad Tracks."  Her piece will in the running for the finalist and winner... Read More »
James Budinich

Graduate composer James Budinich's "Tiled Fields" premiered by the Raleigh Civic Chamber Orchestra

Tuesday, December 3, 2019
About Tiled Fields, Budinich writes: Tiled Fields, whose name stems from a misreading of Joan Miró’s painting Tilled Fields, creates successive sections that obsessively build on the same material. While writing Tiled Fields, I drew inspiration from Miró’s combination of a freely composed... Read More »

UNC Symphony Orchestra premieres new work by Maxwell Ramage

Tuesday, December 3, 2019
Max Ramage is a musicology graduate student in the Duke University Department of Music.  A native of Durham, he holds degrees from Yale and Indiana University and has won a number of honors for his compositions. Taiga, premiered by the UNC Symphony Orchestra, is an... Read More »
Alex Sopp

Flutist Alex Sopp artist residency 2019-2020

Monday, September 23, 2019
Brooklyn-based musician and artist Alex Sopp will be on campus three times this year (September 2019, February 2020, March 2020), engaging with students and the community in numerous ways, including class visits, masterclasses, informal talks, and collaborative work. As the flutist of yMusic,... Read More »
Georgiary Bledsoe

Georgiary Bledsoe (Ph.D. musicology, 2002) participates in Videmus conference at the University of Michigan

Thursday, August 22, 2019
Georgiary Bledsoe will participate in a panel on September 14 led by Mark Lomax which explores new modes of youth music education using scholarly perspectives. Anthony Kelley, Associate Professor of the Practice of Music in the Duke University Department of Music, and Karen Walwyn,... Read More »
Composer Sid Richardson

Sid Richardson (Ph.D Composition, 2018) at Tanglewood Music Center

Thursday, August 22, 2019
Tanglewood premiered two movements of Richardson's dissertation piece Red Wind, which was recorded with Duke Performances in April 2017, and features professor Nathaniel Mackey's poetry. The premiere took place on July 21 at 10am in the Seiji Ozawa Hall at Tanglewood. Other... Read More »
Dayton Kinney

Graduate composer Dayton Kinney is a finalist for the 2019 Rapee Sagarik Composition Prize

Tuesday, July 30, 2019
Kinney is headed to Thailand to attend the festival at the College of Music, Mahidol University, where her string quartet, “Hand Carved Names and Railroad Tracks,” will be premiered. This is a busy summer of premieres for Kinney. On July 12, her “Obsessive Snapshots” premiered at... Read More »
Brittany Green

Incoming composition fellow Brittany Green receives JACK Quartet Studio Commission

Tuesday, July 30, 2019
Described by Chicago Classical Review as “cinematic in the best sense” and “searing,” Brittany J. Green’s music is centered around facilitating collaborative, intimate musical spaces that ignite visceral responses. The intersection between sound, movement, and text serves as the focal point of... Read More »
Rachel Beetz, Eren Gumrukcuoglu, Richard Valitutto

Graduate composer Eren Gümrükçüoğlu's work premiered at SICPP (Summer Institute for Contemporary Performance Practice)

Tuesday, July 30, 2019
The US premiere of Gümrükçüoğlu's "Lattice Scattering" (2018) for flute, piano, and electronics (performers: Rachel Beetz - flute & Richard Valitutto - piano) took place on Saturday, June 22, 2019 in the New England Conservatory's Jordan Hall. Other works on the program included pieces by... Read More »

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