Graduate News

2017 Music Department Graduates

Friday, May 26, 2017
Music Graduation 2017 Undergraduate Degrees Conferred   First Major Jonathan Aisenberg, Highest Distinction: Composition, Filamentary, for Orchestra & Original Chamber Works Emily Levinstone Ying Ni Nicole Wong Second Major Xiating Chen Jake Grusd, ... Read More »

Kirsten Santos Rutschman awarded Best Student Paper 2016-17 by the Southeast Chapter of the American Musicological Society

Wednesday, May 17, 2017
Her presentation was entitled, “Folksong Against the National Grain: Inventing Pan-Scandinavian Identity,” and derives in part from research towards her Ph.D. dissertation in progress. The AMS committee described Kirsten's paper as "superb (and superbly delivered)."

Alumna Penka Kouneva (Ph.D. 1997) composes music for NASA's "Heroes and Legends" exhibit

Wednesday, May 3, 2017
The one-hour exhibit experience tells the story of the early space exploration and the astronauts who took part in them through 3D films, installations, mini-documentaries, and Augmented Reality. Kouneva's music, recorded with a large orchestra, is modern (hybrid) cinematic scoring... Read More »

Philip Rupprecht, new co-edited volume, "Tonality Since 1950"

Wednesday, April 5, 2017
The volume is co-edited by Philip Rupprecht, with colleagues Felix Woerner (University of Basel) and Ullrich Scheideler (Humboldt-University, Berlin), and features 15 new chapters by North American and European scholars.  Tonality Since 1950 documents the debate surrounding one of the... Read More »

Candace Bailey (Ph.D. 1992) has received the Hampsong Fellowship in American Song for her project "Music in Charleston's Historic Homes"

Tuesday, April 4, 2017
In 2016, Professor Bailey won the Judith Tick Fellowship from the Society for American Music for research in women in American music. She was also the recipient of a 2015-16 National Endowment for the Humanities Faculty Award. Candace Bailey is Professor of Music at North Carolina Central... Read More »

Graduate composer Scott Lee receives 2017 ASCAP Foundation Morton Gould Young Composer Award

Tuesday, April 4, 2017
Scott Lee also won Symphony In C's 2016-17 Young Composers' Competition for Vicious Circles. It was performed by Symphony In C on January 28, 2017. Vicious Circles was read in March 2016 by the North Carolina Symphony as part of a year-long engagement between the Duke... Read More »

Darren Mueller (Ph.D. 2015) has been awarded the Wiley Housewright Dissertation Award by the Society for American Music

Tuesday, March 28, 2017
The Wiley Housewright Dissertation Award is designed to recognize a single dissertation on American music for its exceptional depth, clarity, significance, and overall contribution to the field. American music is interpreted in all its historical and contemporary styles and contexts, including, but... Read More »

R. Larry Todd's new music textbook, "Discovering Music"

Wednesday, March 15, 2017
"R. Larry Todd's engaging approach teaches students both how and why to listen, emphasizing the relevance of course content to students' lives and highlighting connections between music, history, and other art forms." -- Oxford University Press website R. Larry Todd is Arts & Sciences... Read More »

Royal College of Music performs Fanny Hensel's Easter Sonata, attributed to Hensel by Angela Mace Christian (Ph.D. musicology, 2013)

Wednesday, March 15, 2017
In 2010, while a musicology graduate student at Duke, Angela Mace Christian obtained access to an original manuscript held in a private collection. She recognized Hensel's handwriting and musical style, but also that the pages she was holding were those missing from a volume of Hensel's works.... Read More »

John Supko receives a Thomas Langford Lectureship award

Tuesday, March 7, 2017
Composer and Associate Professor John Supko (pictured with Provost Sally Kornbluth at the Langford luncheon on February 21) is one of three 2016-2017 winners of Duke's Thomas Langford Lectureship awards. He presented a lecture and selections from his compositions at the luncheon... Read More »

Pages