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Digital Sound Studies

"Digital Sound Studies," co-edited by Darren Mueller (Ph.D. musicology, 2015) released by Duke University Press

Tuesday, November 27, 2018
Digital Sound Studies is co-edited by Mueller, Mary Caton Lingold and Whitney Trettien. The book was contracted when they were graduate students at Duke (Mueller in Music; Lingold and Trettien in English), and participated in the Digital Humanities Lab at the John Hope Franklin... Read More »
Cover of "The Music of Joseph Joachim"

Katharina Uhde's (Ph.D. musicology, 2014) "The Music of Joseph Joachim" published by Boydell & Brewer

Tuesday, November 20, 2018
Joseph Joachim (1831-1907), of Jewish-Hungarian descent, was arguably the greatest violinist of the nineteenth century. His performing career in Berlin transformed the aesthetics and interpretation of German music. But Joachim was also a composer of virtuoso pieces, violin concertos, orchestral... 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 »
Help! cover art

Thomas Brothers' "Help! The Beatles, Duke Ellington, and the Magic of Collaboration" released by W.W. Norton

Wednesday, October 10, 2018
“An erudite, engagingly written history . . . Brothers’s rich analyses make for an engrossing narrative that illuminates some of pop music’s greatest creative collaborations.” —Publishers Weekly “A sweeping history of 20th-century popular music. . . . A fresh blend of scholarly musical analysis... Read More »
Nineteenth Century Piano Music, Chinese edition

Chinese edition of R. Larry Todd's "Nineteenth Century Piano Music, 2nd edition" published

Tuesday, July 10, 2018
R. 拉里 托德博士的《十九世紀鋼琴音樂(第2版)》(人民音樂出版社,譯:吴源淵)收錄現當代國外知名音樂學者對於19世紀鋼琴音樂的學術研究文章,對19世紀的重要音樂家的鋼琴作品及創作進行了不同角度的分析討論,是一本極有價值的理論文献。共有11章,書中在詳細闡述了19世紀鋼琴發展和演奏實踐的基础上,分别對貝多芬、舒伯特、孟德爾頌、肖邦、李斯特等19世紀偉大的鋼琴家和作曲家为專題進行研究和分析。 R. 拉里 托德博士 是杜克大學文理學院音樂系教授。 他的《孟德爾頌:音樂的一生》(Mendelssohn: A Life in Music)於2003年獲得美國出版商協會的最佳傳記。2011年... Read More »
Liz Crisenbery

Musicology graduate student Liz Crisenbery to present a paper at the national conference of the American Musicological Society

Tuesday, April 24, 2018
Crisenbery's presentation is derived from her dissertation, which is supported by a James B. Duke International Research Travel Fellowship for 2017-18. Her dissertation, “Opera in Fascist Italy: Romanità, Reception, and Masculinity in Mussolini’s Third Rome,” examines reception and... Read More »
Composition graduate students Budinich and Frederickson

Graduate composers James Budinich and Brooks Frederickson awarded a project grant from the Office of the Vice Provost for Interdisciplinary Studies

Tuesday, April 17, 2018
The team of Budinich, Frederickson, and Rebecca Uliasz (a graduate student in Computational Media, Arts, and Cultures) will use techniques of interactive media, improvisation, and community art-making with the assistance of a number of guest experts to present... Read More »
Imani Mosley

Musicology graduate student Imani Mosley wins 2017-18 AMS-SE Best Student Presentation award

Tuesday, March 20, 2018
The award was presented at the Southeast Chapter of the American Musicological Society meeting at the University of South Carolina on March 2-3, 2018, in conjunction with the spring meeting of Music Theory Southeast and the Public Music Discourse symposium in honor of the Leonard Bernstein... Read More »
Library of Congress

Paul Sommerfeld (Ph.D. musicology, 2017) to work in the Music Division of the Library of Congress

Tuesday, March 13, 2018
In addition to performing reference work helping researchers, scholars, and members of the public, Paul will collaborate on exhibitions and create instruction sessions with materials from the Music Division’s extensive collections. Paul has also had a seminar proposal accepted for the... Read More »

Lyric formulas or criminal musings? Nicholas Stoia examines the music theory behind rap lyrics in the courtroom

Wednesday, October 4, 2017
In 2011, high school rapper Taylor Bell was suspended from school, accused of “threatening two named educators with gun-related violence." Prosecutors presented rap lyrics Bell had written as evidence of his intention to commit a violent crime. Despite support from... Read More »

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