Cecelia with current Music Chair Jonathan Bagg (l) and former Chair Philip Rupprecht (r)

Longtime staff member Cecelia Goldman retires

Tuesday, February 11, 2020
On February 6, 2020, the Music Department bid a fond farewell to longtime staff member Cecelia Goldman. Cecelia worked at Duke for 42 years, the last 16 of which were spent in the Music Department. During her time in the Biddle Music Building, she touched the lives of countless students who will... Read More »
Randall Love

Randall Love: A retrospective recital

Tuesday, February 4, 2020
The retrospective recital, which took place on February 1 in Baldwin Auditorium, featured Professor Love performing on three pianos.  He began the concert with works by Jan Hugo Voříšek and Beethoven, performed on the Music Department's Thomas and Barbara Wolf fortepiano (1987)... Read More »
Pigeonwing Dance

Premieres by Duke composition fellows James Budinich and Jason Mulligan

Tuesday, February 4, 2020
James Budinich's "Plexus: a work in knots" is an electroacoustic score commissioned by Princess Grace Award winning choreographer Gabrielle Lamb for her own company, Pigeonwing Dance. The new, evening-length work will take place on February 7 at the Gerald Lynch... Read More »
Thandolwethu Mamba

Senior Thandolwethu Mamba is the 2020 winner of the Raleigh Symphony Orchestra Rising Stars competition

Tuesday, January 14, 2020
Thandolwethu Mamba will perform Mahler’s Lieder eines fahrenden Gesellen, a 20 minute song cycle for baritone and orchestra, with the Raleigh Symphony on Saturday, March 7, at 8:00 pm in Jones Auditorium, on the campus of Meredith College.  Mamba studies voice with Professor ... Read More »
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 »
Flute students at RAFA competition 2019

Duke flutists win honors at RAFA competition

Monday, November 25, 2019
Two students in Carla Copeland-Burns' flute studio placed in the Raleigh Area Flute Association's 2019 Artist Competition earlier this month. Jessica Chen won the Undergraduate Division 7, and Sarah Tan as runner-up won Honorable Mention of Undergraduate Division 7. 
Joel Krosnick and Onomenos Quartet

Joel Krosnick (Cellist, Juilliard Quartet 1974-2016) engages with undergraduate musicians

Tuesday, November 12, 2019
Three chamber music groups in the Chamber Music program, directed by Caroline Stinson, participated in a chamber music masterclass on November 7:  Onomenos Quartet (Megan Rabe and Riya Shankar, violins; Charles Zhang, viola; Bryan Tong, cello) Stretto Quartet (Neha Vangipurapu and Joie... Read More »