Brittany Green and Sid Richardson

Brittany Green and Sid Richardson named 2021 Transient Canvas Composition Fellows

Tuesday, March 23, 2021
Brittany Green, a current graduate student in Composition, and Sid Richardson (PhD Composition, 2018) were two of four composers chosen as winners of this year's Transient Canvas fellowship. Green and Richardson will each receive a stipend of $1000, three performances of their works, audio/video... Read More »
James Budinich by Elena Sippel

Graduate composer James Budinich's "White Stone" premieres at the Royal Danish Academy of Music

Tuesday, March 9, 2021
On March 11, 2021 at 1:30 pm EST, Budinich's White Stone (after Agnes Martin) for violin and electronics has its Danish premiere as part of the PULSAR Festival at the Royal Danish Academy of Music in Copenhagen. Watch the performance. Kate Dreyfuss premiered White Stone as part of her... Read More »
Joseph Joachim: Two Fantasies Rediscovered

Katharina Uhde (PhD musicology, 2014) releases CD of rediscovered works by Joseph Joachim

Tuesday, March 2, 2021
The new CD, Joseph Joachim: Two Fantasies Rediscovered, released on the Soundset label, features Uhde as a soloist with the Radio Orchestra Warsaw. View the CD trailer. In 2016, Uhde rediscovered the two early fantasies, composed in the 1850s. “Fantasies on Hungarian and... Read More »

Students participate in masterclasses with visiting artists James Ehnes & Orion Weiss

Tuesday, February 23, 2021
On February 21, violin students Margaret Lim (pictured), Annalise Bracher, and Charlie Todd participated in an in-person masterclass with visiting artist James Ehnes. This was followed by a piano masterclass where students Aram Lindroth and Debosir Ghosh had the opportunity to interact with... Read More »
Sweet Thing book cover

Nicholas Stoia's book, "Sweet Thing: The History and Musical Structure of a Shared American Vernacular Form," released by Oxford University Press

Monday, February 8, 2021
As children, many of us learn to sing "If you're happy and you know it, clap your hands." But despite the familiarity of this tune, few of us realize that what we're singing is actually part of a pervasive - and centuries-old - musical scheme. This particular pattern, the "Sweet Thing" scheme, has... Read More »
Jennifer Cano

Renowned mezzo soprano Jennifer Johnson Cano holds virtual Q&A with Duke voice students

Monday, February 8, 2021
Twenty-three singers attended the informal conversation, Purposeful Preparation and Meaningful Collaboration, with Jennifer Johnson Cano on February 2, 2021. The event was hosted by Duke Opera Theater for voice students in the Music Department. David Heid, director of Duke Opera... Read More »
Call for String Players flyer

[dnme]: Call for student and community string players

Tuesday, February 2, 2021
[dnme] announces a community project for the Spring 2021 semester:  String players at all levels and ages welcome to participate in a PLAY ALONG of Steven Bryant’s The Low Arc of the Sun. Important dates:  Saturday, March 6, 2-3:30pm EST: zoom rehearsal/meet the composer/question... Read More »
Jaime Keesecker

Jamie Keesecker's (Ph.D. composition, 2016) work "The Impetuous Winds" performed at the Sound Festival in Scotland

Tuesday, February 2, 2021
The video of the performance, which was streamed and is still available to view, begins with a Q&A with Keesecker. The Impetuous Winds was written in 2008 for a composition workshop with visiting horn quartet Quadre, while horn player Jamie Keesecker was studying for his Masters in... Read More »
Ted Choi

Ted Choi wins Second Place in the 2021 Camerata International Artists competition

Tuesday, February 2, 2021
He has played piano since age 10, and has previously competed in a number of national and international piano competitions. A Music major with a concentration in Piano Performance, he studies with David Heid and is also on a Pre-Med track.
Borne by a Wind CD cover

Sid Richardson (Ph.D. composition, 2018) releases new CD, Borne by a Wind

Tuesday, January 26, 2021
Borne by a Wind will be released on February 12, 2021 on New Focus Recordings.  The works on this debut portrait album are in many cases a direct outgrowth of collaborations made during Richardson's time as a Ph.D. student in Composition at Duke University. Recorded and mixed by... Read More »