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Carl Schimmel

Carl Schimmel (Ph.D. Composition, 2008) receives 2018 Guggenheim Fellowship

Thursday, April 5, 2018
Associate Professor of Music Theory and Composition at Illinois State University, Schimmel has also won Columbia University’s Joseph Bearns Prize, the Lee Ettelson Award, and the 2017 Goddard Lieberson Fellowship from the American Academy of Arts and Letters. From the Guggenheim Foundation'... Read More »
Ben Gernon (l) and Martin Sher (r)

NC Symphony leaders visit Music 690: Music for Large Ensemble

Thursday, March 22, 2018
On March 22, 2018, the graduate composition seminar Music for Large Ensemble (Music 690) hosted a discussion with Ben Gernon (Principal Guest Conductor, BBC Philharmonic and Guest Conductor, North Carolina Symphony), and Martin Sher, (Vice President and General Manager of the North Carolina... 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 »
Duke saxophonists perform at the National Biennial Conference of the North American Saxophone Alliance

Duke saxophonists perform at the National Biennial Conference of the North American Saxophone Alliance

Tuesday, March 6, 2018
The Duke University Saxophone Quartet (shown l to r with instructor Susan Fancher in the center:  Glenn Huang, Larissa Cox, Bilva Sanaba, and Matthew Tedesco) will perform Revolution by Marc Mellits on a master class by the Kumoi Saxophone Quartet on March 9. Duke... Read More »
Alumni Profile: Nathaniel Stookey

Alumni Profile: Nathaniel Stookey

Tuesday, February 27, 2018
Nathaniel Stookey received his PhD in Composition from Duke in 2003. Currently based in San Francisco, he has collaborated with many of the world’s great orchestras including The Philadelphia Orchestra, The Cleveland Orchestra, The Chicago Symphony Orchestra, The Los Angeles Philharmonic, The... Read More »

Sophomore Robby Meese participated in a week-long conducting class in England

Tuesday, February 27, 2018
During the intensive program, Meese conducted the London Classical Soloists in rehearsal and two concerts while receiving coaching from Achim Holub on conducting technique, musical interpretation, and creating a successful career as a conductor. With the orchestra, he worked on the... Read More »
Duke University Musical Instrument Collections set to open Thursdays, 1-4 PM

Duke University Musical Instrument Collections set to open Thursdays, 1-4 PM

Thursday, February 22, 2018
The Duke University Musical Instrument Collections (DUMIC) are founded on the flagship collection, the G. Norman and Ruth G. Eddy Collection of Musical Instruments, which arrived at Duke in 2000. The Eddy Collection inspired further generous gifts and the acquisition of the Frans and Willemina de... Read More »
R. Larry Todd: "Beethoven's Cello: Five Revolutionary Sonatas and Their World"

R. Larry Todd: "Beethoven's Cello: Five Revolutionary Sonatas and Their World"

Tuesday, February 6, 2018
In a video produced by Julie Schoonmaker (Duke University Office of News & Communication), Arts & Sciences Professor R. Larry Todd discusses the cultural and historical contexts of Beethoven's cello sonatas.  Beethoven's Cello: Five Revolutionary Sonatas and Their World... Read More »
Duke in New York students create exhibit for the NY Public Library for the Performing Arts

Duke in New York students create exhibit for the NY Public Library for the Performing Arts

Wednesday, January 3, 2018
The five undergraduates were students in Prof. Louise Meintjes' Fall 2017 Duke in New York class "Sound in Social Life." Jessica Wood (Ph.D. 2010), Assistant Curator, Music Division, at the New York Public Library for the Performing Arts helped the students put together the disco-... Read More »

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