Spring 2014 Class Videos

Tuesday, October 29, 2013
Making Music Today (Stephen Jaffe) "Making Music Today with Duke Performances" (Music 089.2S) is a seminar for first-year students only. Taught by Stephen Jaffe, Mary and James H. Semans Professor of Music Composition, the course emphasizes becoming an informed listener. Students... Read More »

Fall 2013

Monday, October 28, 2013
Music 561 Analysis of Early Music Professor Thomas Brothers   This course explores five different areas of analysis for polyphonic music ca. 1450-1525: 1) paraphrase of plainchant; 2) word-music relations; 3) modality; 4) texture; 5) pace, variety and design. Our focus... Read More »

New Program Connects Arts with Science

Thursday, October 24, 2013
Hans J. Van Miegroet wants to expand on the traditional college lecture by bringing theory and practice together.He wants to expand creativity in the student experience and better provide the immersion many arts and humanities students need to grasp subject matter that is more complex, multifaceted... Read More »

Jake Grusd: Student Sings for Opera and Economics

Thursday, October 24, 2013
Jake Grusd isn't unique.  There really may be many other students who love studying and singing opera as much as they thrill to economics. But the first-year Duke student stands out in his passion for both fields and in the ways he takes learning beyond what he picks up in the classroom.... Read More »

Duke Notes 10/23/2013

Wednesday, October 23, 2013
Music Department ensembles give their first performances in newly-renovated Baldwin Auditorium, jazz with Willie Murillo and Becky Martin, Fanfare interview with R. Larry Todd, and more.  Read it here.

Faculty News: October 2013

Wednesday, October 23, 2013
John Brown, Associate Professor of the Practice of Music and Director of the Duke Jazz Program, produced and performed on a CD that has made the initial cut, and is among those in preliminary consideration for, the 56th GRAMMY Awards.  Christmas, by Nnenna Freelon and the John Brown Big... Read More »

A Jaw-Dropping Animal Orchestra

Tuesday, October 15, 2013
The alligator skull's jaw drops open and a creepy, guttural, ominous growl emerges. It's haunting, like something out of a horror movie.A fox follows suit. And a bear, and a sheep, and a deer. Each skull is propped on the end of a long, straight rod, with wires attached to control a moving jaw.... Read More »

Revealing Respighi

Friday, October 11, 2013
Duke University faculty members Sandra Cotton and David Heid discuss their upcoming concert of works by Ottorino Respighi. Respighi's music was popular during his life (1879-1936), but is less well-known today. He wrote operas, ballets, and orchestral pieces, as well as songs and chamber works... Read More »

Duke Notes 10/07/2013

Monday, October 7, 2013
Ciompi Quartet in Duke Chapel, Respighi Revisited, Duke Wind Symphony concert at Kennesaw State University. Read it here.

Duke Notes 9/26/2013

Friday, September 27, 2013
A Baroque afternoon, Ciompi in the Chapel, photos from the Baldwin gala concert, alumnus Jason McStoots and more.  Read it here.