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 »

Hye-Bin (Monica) Song: One pianist at two pianos

Tuesday, November 17, 2020
Last summer, Hye-Bin (Monica) Song recorded her own composition, Blanche-Neige, in Bösendorfer Hall at Ruggero Piano in Raleigh, NC. She also recorded Francis Poulenc's Piano Sonata for Four Hands, and Edward Burlingame Hill's Jazz Study No. 1. All... Read More »
Unprecedented Quartet

Chamber music students participate in virtual masterclass with Attacca Quartet

Tuesday, November 10, 2020
On November 5, three groups of students in the Chamber Music Program participated in a virtual masterclass with Attacca Quartet. The students were socially-distanced in Baldwin Auditorium and interacted with the members of Attacca through Zoom.  View more photos Jacques Quartet (Allen... 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 »
Lauren Cao performs a movement from a Beethoven concerto

Students participate in violin masterclass with Arnaud Sussmann

Tuesday, October 27, 2020
While Sussman joined in via Zoom, students presented socially-distanced performances in the Nelson Music Room. Although they were spread throughout the hall, the Nelson Music Room provides an intimacy that allowed all the students, participants and observers, to be engaged in the experience. In... 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 »
Playing on the Edge 2

Dayton Kinney's music featured on new CD from Sirius Quartet

Tuesday, October 20, 2020
"The Canary Who Sang" is described as "a politically-inspired piece drawing parallels between the historical canaries in coal mines and today's whistleblowers: a musical testament on how one voice can potentially disrupt a larger society." In addition to Kinney's piece, Playing On The Edge 2... Read More »