Musicology News

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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »

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 »

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 »
Georgiary Bledsoe

Georgiary Bledsoe (Ph.D. musicology, 2002) participates in Videmus conference at the University of Michigan

Thursday, August 22, 2019
Georgiary Bledsoe will participate in a panel on September 14 led by Mark Lomax which explores new modes of youth music education using scholarly perspectives. Anthony Kelley, Associate Professor of the Practice of Music in the Duke University Department of Music, and Karen Walwyn,... Read More »
R. Larry Todd

R. Larry Todd is featured in BBC Radio 3's "Cristiani and Her Cello" with Kate Kennedy

Monday, June 24, 2019
A cello virtuoso, there is relatively little known about the Parisian-born Cristiani today. Felix Mendelssohn dedicated his famous Song Without Words for cello and piano to her, and it is this piece that Kennedy and Professor Todd discuss. Professor Todd also... Read More »

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