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Moving the piano

Senior Aaron Hong's summer experiences in Zhuhai, China, teaching music with DukeEngage

Wednesday, August 22, 2018
If you are a pianist, have you ever had to move your own piano onstage and wire it into a massive portable sound system before your performance? This is one of the many firsts that I went through during my experience in DukeEngage Zhuhai in China. This program gave me a lot of firsts: first time... Read More »
Jennifer Chang

Chinese Music Ensemble: new class offered Fall 2018

Thursday, August 16, 2018
The Chinese Music Ensemble (MUS 211-2-11) is a course for students who would like to further their musical and cultural experiences. In addition to one weekly session (time TBD) coached by GuZheng master Jennifer Chang, all students participate in one performance at the end of... 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 »
James Budinich

Graduate composer James Budinich was a Visiting Composer at the Mise-En Festival

Tuesday, July 10, 2018
At this summer's festival (June 27 - June 30), Budinich gave a talk about his music and had his work “Evening, in the Open Air” performed as part of Mise-En's marathon concert on Saturday, 6/30. For more information, visit: https://festival.mise-en.org/... Read More »
Composer John Supko

Film scored by John Supko premieres in Edinburgh

Wednesday, June 13, 2018
On Pig Film, Supko collaborated with colleague Josh Gibson. Gibson, who directed and produced the film, is Director of the Program in the Arts of the Moving Image at Duke. His films and videos have screened internationally at such venues as The National Gallery of Art (Washington DC), LA... Read More »
2018 Music graduates

2018 Graduates and Award Winners

Tuesday, May 15, 2018
Undergraduate Degrees Conferred First Major Shauna Alexis Bierly Highest Distinction for her composition MemoriALZ: A Journey Through Life, Time, and Alzheimer’s, for chamber ensemble The Henry Schuman Music Prize to a graduating senior for an original composition or distinguished... Read More »
Graduate composition students and faculty observe the reading session

North Carolina Symphony reads new works by graduate composers Yuxin Ouyang and Maximiliano Amici

Monday, May 14, 2018
The reading and archival recording session took place on May 9, 2018, in Meymandi Hall (Raleigh, NC) with the North Carolina Symphony and Music Director Grant Llewellyn. This opportunity is the second in an ongoing collaboration between the Department of Music's graduate composition program... Read More »
Duke President Vincent Price and Gloria Biddings

Gloria Biddings wins Meritorious Service Award

Friday, May 11, 2018
Gloria Biddings, Housekeeper Specialist, has been at Duke 29 years, many of them spent caring for the Mary Duke Biddle Music Building. On April 26, Gloria was the recipient of a Meritorious Service Award at Duke's 2017 Presidential Awards ceremony at the Washington Duke Inn.   Thank you,... 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 »
Caroline Stinson by Alex Boerner

Cellist Caroline Stinson joins the Ciompi Quartet, appointed Associate Professor of the Practice of Music at Duke University.

Wednesday, April 18, 2018
Canadian-born cellist Caroline Stinson has been appointed the new cellist in Duke University’s Ciompi Quartet upon the retirement of Frederic Raimi from the group at the end of this season. A member of the Lark Quartet since 2008 and previously a member of the Cassatt Quartet, she taught cello and... Read More »

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