Graduate Awards News

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 »
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 »
Beauty of the Night flyer

Eren Gümrükçüoğlu's "Bozkır" for string quartet premieres at Boston New Music Initiative concert

Wednesday, October 10, 2018
"Bozkır," composed in 2016, was one of the selections of the call for scores announced by the Boston New Music Initiative (BNMI) for the 2018-19 season. The Oct. 12 program on which it premieres also features pieces by composers Caroline Shaw and Osvaldo Golijov,... Read More »
Matthew Zeller

Musicology graduate student Matthew Zeller to present a paper at the national conference of the American Musicological Society/Society for Music Theory

Wednesday, October 10, 2018
Zeller's paper is part of his dissertation, "The Emancipation of Timbre: From Mahler to Varèse; Functional Orchestration, Syntax, and Planal Analysis." The dissertation focuses on timbre's functional role in musical logic in late-nineteenth- and early-twentieth-century music. This talk... Read More »
Hermitage director Bruce Rodgers with Sid Richardson

Sid Richardson (Ph.D Composition, 2018) wins the 2018 Hermitage Prize

Tuesday, August 28, 2018
The Hermitage Artist Retreat and The Aspen Music Festival and School (AMFS) announce that Sid Richardson, a composition student at AMFS, has been awarded the 2018 Hermitage Prize. Richardson receives a six-week residency at the Hermitage, along with a $1,000 stipend for travel and food expenses.... Read More »
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 »

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