Graduate News

Joseph Joachim: Two Fantasies Rediscovered

Katharina Uhde (PhD musicology, 2014) releases CD of rediscovered works by Joseph Joachim

Tuesday, March 2, 2021
The new CD, Joseph Joachim: Two Fantasies Rediscovered, released on the Soundset label, features Uhde as a soloist with the Radio Orchestra Warsaw. View the CD trailer. In 2016, Uhde rediscovered the two early fantasies, composed in the 1850s. “Fantasies on Hungarian and... Read More »
Sweet Thing book cover

Nicholas Stoia's book, "Sweet Thing: The History and Musical Structure of a Shared American Vernacular Form," released by Oxford University Press

Monday, February 8, 2021
As children, many of us learn to sing "If you're happy and you know it, clap your hands." But despite the familiarity of this tune, few of us realize that what we're singing is actually part of a pervasive - and centuries-old - musical scheme. This particular pattern, the "Sweet Thing" scheme, has... Read More »
Jaime Keesecker

Jamie Keesecker's (Ph.D. composition, 2016) work "The Impetuous Winds" performed at the Sound Festival in Scotland

Tuesday, February 2, 2021
The video of the performance, which was streamed and is still available to view, begins with a Q&A with Keesecker. The Impetuous Winds was written in 2008 for a composition workshop with visiting horn quartet Quadre, while horn player Jamie Keesecker was studying for his Masters in... Read More »
Borne by a Wind CD cover

Sid Richardson (Ph.D. composition, 2018) releases new CD, Borne by a Wind

Tuesday, January 26, 2021
Borne by a Wind will be released on February 12, 2021 on New Focus Recordings.  The works on this debut portrait album are in many cases a direct outgrowth of collaborations made during Richardson's time as a Ph.D. student in Composition at Duke University. Recorded and mixed by... Read More »
Triangulations CD cover

Christopher Adler (Ph.D. composition, 1999) releases new CD, Triangulations

Tuesday, December 1, 2020
Triangulations features works for solo khaen by Adler and fellow alumnus Sidney Marquez Boquiren (Ph.D. composition, 1999), as well as Christopher Burns, David Loeb, Vera Ivanova, Yu Kuwabara, and Jeff Herriott. About Triangulations, Adler writes,  "I began researching traditional... Read More »
Philip Rupprecht

Philip Rupprecht receives the first annual Post-1945 Music Analysis IG Publication Award

Tuesday, November 24, 2020
Philip Rupprecht has received the first annual Publication Award from the Society for Music’s Theory’s Post-1945 Music Analysis Interest Group for his article “Rhythmic Dignity: Motive, Signal, and Flux in the Music of James Dillon,” published in Musiktheorie, vol. 34, no. 4 (... Read More »
Karen Messina

Congratulations to Karen Messina on the completion of her Ph.D. in Musicology

Tuesday, November 24, 2020
Karen Messina's Ph.D. dissertation, “Dramatic Impulse: Diegetic Music in the Operas of Giacomo Puccini,” includes chapter-length studies of the operas Manon Lescaut, La bohème, and Tosca, framed by an original account of concepts of diegetic music in film and opera.  In addition to... Read More »

Postdoctoral Fellowship in Ethnomusicology and Sound Studies

Friday, October 30, 2020
Postdoctoral Fellowship in Ethnomusicology and Sound Studies Duke University Application Deadline: 2020/12/01 Duke University seeks a candidate for a one-year teaching Postdoctoral Fellowship in Ethnomusicology, beginning 1 July 2021, with the possibility of renewal for a second year.... Read More »
DUMIC's A.C. Fairbanks Co. mandolin

DUMIC introduces new blog, "When Jubal Struck the Corded Shell"

Friday, October 30, 2020
The Duke University Musical Instrument Collections new blog, When Jubal Struck the Corded Shell, was created in direct response to the ongoing pandemic. Its purpose is to showcase choice instruments, oddities, art, and media within the collections housed on campus, fostering camaraderie and... Read More »
Through the Mangrove Tunnels

Scott Lee (Ph.D. composition, 2018) releases new CD, "Through the Mangrove Tunnels"

Tuesday, October 20, 2020
On November 13, 2020, composer Scott Lee will release Through the Mangrove Tunnels on Panoramic Recordings, an imprint of New Focus Recordings. Through the Mangrove Tunnels, performed by the JACK Quartet with pianist Steven Beck... Read More »

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