Graduate News

Imani Mosley

Imani Mosley (Ph.D. musicology, 2019) contributes to NYT's "5 Minutes That Will Make You Love the Violin"

Tuesday, September 15, 2020
In The New York Times Music blog on Sept. 2, Mosley explains her choice of Vaughan Williams’s “The Lark Ascending” as a favorite violin showcase piece. Read Mosley's submission and listen to "The Lark Ascending" (David Nolan, violin; Vernon Handley conducting London Philharmonic Orchestra... Read More »
Matthew Zeller

Matthew Zeller (Ph.D. musicology, 2020) awarded post-doctoral fellowship at McGill University

Tuesday, August 25, 2020
At McGill's Schulich School of Music, Zeller will continue research from his graduate studies at Duke on Klangfarbenmelodie, timbral function in music, and planal analysis as part of the ACTOR (Analysis, Creation, and Teaching of Orchestration) Partnership. ACTOR,... Read More »
New Musicology grad students fall 2020

Meet our new graduate students!

Tuesday, August 18, 2020
Duke Music welcomes three new graduate students in Musicology. We're excited to introduce Kinley Johnson (l), Andrew Moenning (c) and Jingxuan Zhang (r): Kinley: I am a first-year musicologist whose research focuses on music in film and television. My current research interests... Read More »
Birdsongs of a Necromancer

Dan Ruccia's (Ph.D. composition, 2013) group Cyanotype releases its second album

Thursday, August 13, 2020
Birdsongs of a Necromancer is a digital-only album recorded during the early days of the Covid-19 pandemic lockdown. It is an attempt to create presence through absence, in spite of absence, to spite absence. The eight tracks are fully improvised, each featuring a different quartet of NC-... Read More »
James Budinich

"5 x 8": Newly commissioned work by composer James Budinich

Tuesday, August 11, 2020
Budinich writes: "I had the great pleasure of working again with the choreographer Gabrielle Lamb on a virtual commission from Works & Process at the Guggenheim. As a response to the pandemic, W&P has been commissioning these short works that exist virtually on their social media and... Read More »
Brittany Green

Brittany Green serves as a guest panelist at the 2020 Splice Institute

Tuesday, July 21, 2020
Composition Fellow Brittany Green was a panelist on the Collaborative Relationships in Creating Mixed-Media Panel at the 2020 Splice Institute. As a panelist she shared her experiences and reflections and on the creative process of interdisciplinary collaborations. In response to COVID-19... Read More »
Cosmas Magaya and Paul Berliner

Duke Music mourns the loss of Zimbabwean mbira master Cosmas Magaya

Thursday, July 16, 2020
On July 10, 2020 the world lost one of its great musicians, mentors, and cultural ambassadors, and a friend of Duke University, Zimbabwean mbira master Cosmas Magaya. In North America, Europe, and Africa where he performed, he was universally loved by his following not only for his inspired... Read More »
Emily Wang

Ethnomusicologist Dr. Yun Emily Wang joins the Duke Music faculty

Monday, July 13, 2020
Dr. Wang holds the Ph.D. in Ethnomusicology from the University of Toronto, having previously earned the M.M. degree in Viola Performance (UNC Greensboro) and the M.A. in Humanities and Social Thought (New York University). The recipient of numerous grants and prizes, including the Charles Seeger... Read More »
Minato Sakamoto

Minato Sakamoto wins 8SW Composer Competition 2020

Tuesday, May 26, 2020
Sakamoto's Rondo Americano for flute, viola, and cello won First Place in 8SW (8 Strings & Whistle) Composer Competition. 8 Strings & Whistle will premiere the piece in New York City in Fall 2020 and perform it several times throughout the next season. Minato Sakamoto... Read More »

Congratulations to our 2020 Ph.D. Graduates

Monday, May 4, 2020
Graduate Degrees Conferred Elizabeth Anne Crisenbery, Ph.D. (Musicology) Dissertation: “Performing Fascism: Opera, Politics, and Masculinities in Fascist Italy, 1935-1941” Committee Chair: Bryan Gilliam Sarah A Curzi, Ph.D. (Composition) Dissertation piece: Lilacs: Digital Songs and... Read More »

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