Faculty News: March 2014

Friday, March 21, 2014
Thomas Brothers appeared on The Tavis Smiley Show discussing his new book, Louis Armstrong, Master of Modernism.  [LISTEN] [READ MORE] about Prof. Brothers' research and Louis Armstrong, Master of Modernism in The New Yorkers' "Page-Turner" blog feature by Ben Schwartz.... Read More »

Mixing the Arts with Entrepreneurship

Thursday, March 13, 2014
The 18 Duke students enrolled in an arts entrepreneurship course this semester are majoring in everything from electrical engineering to international comparative studies. Just two are studying the arts.And that's the point. While plenty of Duke students grew up dancing, acting or playing an... Read More »

Duke Notes 02/25/2014

Tuesday, February 25, 2014
Jazz Ensemble with Wessell "Warmdaddy" Anderson, Gabriel Richard and Eric Pritchard play baroque violins, Duke Chorale tours New England, new electronic music by Paul Leary, and more.  Read it here.

An Artistic Free-For-All

Monday, February 17, 2014
You never know what you're going to hear when listening to a composition by Duke music professor John Supko. Neither does he.In 2012, Supko headlined a Swiss music festival with "Usine," (Factory) a commissioned piece that played without pause for 20 hours in 90-second cycles. The work included... Read More »

Alumni News: February 2014

Thursday, February 13, 2014
Congratulations to drummer extraordinaire Jeremy Jones '02, who contributed to Macklemore & Lewis' 2014 Grammy award winning album The Heist. At Duke, Jeremy played with the Duke Jazz Ensemble and the Paul Jeffrey Quintet.

Graduate Student News: February 2014

Thursday, February 13, 2014
Bryan Christian's composition Airs no Oceans keep was selected to be performed on the 8th Colorado Composers Concert by the Playground Ensemble on April 26, 2014 in Denver, Colorado.  Christian also had the opportunity to have his music workshopped by the Hilliard Ensemble when the group... Read More »

Faculty News: February 2014

Thursday, February 13, 2014
Thomas Brothers' new book, Louis Armstrong, Master of Modernism, is garnering enthusiastic reviews from critics and scholars alike.  A Washington Post review calls Master of Modernism "painstakingly researched, profoundly evocative and altogether admirable... Read More »

Duke Notes 02/13/2014

Thursday, February 13, 2014
Bryan Gilliam's Strauss publications, Duke Jazz Ensemble alumnus Jeremy Jones takes home a Grammy, Duke Wind Symphony, and more.  Read it here.

Ken Shifrin, Class of 1974

Thursday, January 23, 2014
Dr Ken Shifrin (Class of 1974) was President of the Wind Symphony while a student at Duke. A native of Washington, DC, he earned a Ph.D. in Musicology from Oxford University and is Principal Trombone (former) of the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra (England). From 2000-2004, he... Read More »

Graduate Student News: January 2014

Thursday, January 23, 2014
Bryan Christian's article, and part of his dissertation, “Combination Tone Class Sets and Redefining the Role of les couleurs in Claude Vivier’s Bouchara” passed peer review and has been accepted for publication in Music Theory Online Volume 20, no... Read More »