Musicology News

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 »
Candace Bailey and Giuseppe Gerbino

Two musicology alumni named 2019-2020 National Humanities Center Fellows

Tuesday, April 23, 2019
Candace Bailey is Professor of Music at North Carolina Central University. Her NHC project is Women, Music, and the Performance of Gentility in the Mid-Nineteenth Century South (Mellon-HBCU Fellowship), under contract with the University of Illinois Press. Professor Bailey was a 2016-17... Read More »
Salome's Dance

Robert Parkins's new CD, "Salome's Dance," released by Loft Recordings

Tuesday, April 16, 2019
Dr. Parkins’s eighth solo recording features late German Romantic music (Max Reger and Richard Strauss) and works by American composers (Florence Price, Kent Kennan, Robert Ward, Adophus Hailstork, and Dan Locklair). Among them are world premiere recordings of three pieces as well as first... Read More »
Matthew Zeller

Musicology Ph.D. candidate Matthew Zeller to deliver presentations at the Society for Seventeenth-Century Music annual conference (Durham, NC) and Syntagma Musicum 1619-2019 (Ljubljana, Slovenia)

Tuesday, March 19, 2019
Zeller will deliver his presentation at the Society for Seventeenth-Century Music annual conference on April 6 and at the Syntagma Musicum 1619-2019 International Musicological Conference on April 8, 2019. Abstract: The four-hundredth anniversary of Praetorius’s De Organographia... Read More »
Help! cover art

New radio interview with Professor Thomas Brothers about his book, "Help!: The Beatles, Duke Ellington, and the Magic of Collaboration"

Tuesday, March 19, 2019
Listen to Martin Bandyke's in-depth interview with Thomas Brothers. Help! The Beatles, Duke Ellington, and the Magic of Collaboration was released by W.W. Norton in October 2018. It argues compellingly that a cooperative dynamic was the primary reason for the success and longevity... Read More »
"Beethoven's Cello"

R. Larry Todd's "Beethoven’s Cello" awarded the 2018 CHOICE Outstanding Academic Title Award

Tuesday, February 26, 2019
R. Larry Todd co-authored Beethoven’s Cello: Five Revolutionary Sonatas and Their World with Marc Moskovitz. The book, published by Boydell & Brewer, discusses the cultural and historical contexts of Beethoven's cello sonatas. It is the first English-language book to examine... Read More »
Liz Crisenbery

Musicology Ph.D. candidate Liz Crisenbery has been selected a National Humanities Without Walls (HWW) Pre-Doctoral Fellow.

Tuesday, January 29, 2019
Funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, the HWW consists of humanities centers at 15 research universities in the Midwest and beyond. It aims to create new avenues for collaborative research, teaching, and scholarship in the humanities, particularly in areas of inquiry that require cross-... Read More »
Rebecca Geoffroy-Schwinden

Rebecca Geoffroy-Schwinden (Ph.D. musicology, 2015) wins Music & Letters 100th Anniversary Competition

Tuesday, January 29, 2019
Music & Letters was first published in January 1920. With the journal's 100th anniversary approaching, Music & Letters conducted a prize competition during 2018 to find the best original articles in musicology. Geoffroy-Schwinden's "Music as Feminine Capital..." and... Read More »

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