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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 »
Graduate composers Yuxin Ouyang and Maximiliano Amici to have works recorded by the North Carolina Symphony

Graduate composers Yuxin Ouyang and Maximiliano Amici to have works recorded by the North Carolina Symphony

Thursday, December 21, 2017
The reading and archival recording session will take 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... Read More »
Composers Admitted to Summer Fellowship Programs

Composers Admitted to Summer Fellowship Programs

Thursday, December 21, 2017
Scott Lee has been accepted as a Composition Fellow at the Boston Symphony Orchestra’s Tanglewood Music Festival, and Sid Richardson has accepted the invitation of the Aspen Music Festival to join its program as a Composition Fellow.  Both of the programs are among the most known programs for... Read More »
Pianist Jane Hawkins (1950-2017), Professor of the Practice and former Chair of the Department of Music

Pianist Jane Hawkins (1950-2017), Professor of the Practice and former Chair of the Department of Music

Tuesday, November 28, 2017
Born in Swansea, South Wales, Jane Hawkins began her career in the United States after graduating with distinction from the Royal Academy of Music in London, where she studied both cello and piano. Recognized as an inspired and significant collaborator in her work with instrumentalists, vocalists... Read More »
Professor Emeritus Jim Henry (1933-2017)

Professor Emeritus Jim Henry (1933-2017)

Tuesday, October 24, 2017
Excerpted from Duke Today.  Read the complete feature. James “Jim” Donald Henry, the director of Duke Athletic Bands from 1960-1985 and on faculty until 1998, died on Friday, Oct. 20.  He was 84 years old. Henry was hired in 1960 by Duke University to be the marching band director... Read More »

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