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.

Baldwin Auditorium: Gala Opening Concert

Thursday, September 26, 2013
On September 14, 2013, Baldwin Auditorium reopened after a two-year, $15 million renovation with a gala concert featuring a chamber orchestra of faculty and students from the Duke University Department of Music, including the Ciompi Quartet, John Brown, Randall Love, Rebecca Troxler, and others... Read More »

Faculty News: September 2013

Thursday, September 26, 2013
John Brown's Big Band took the stage with legendary trumpeter Terence Blanchard on September 21 at the Carolina Theater in Durham as part of a weekend celebration of the 50th anniversary of the integration of Duke University.  John Brown is Associate Professor of the Practice of Music and... Read More »

Graduate Student News: September 2013

Wednesday, September 25, 2013
Composer D. Edward Davis is participating in SoundWalk 2013, an international sound-art event in Long Beach, California on October 5th. His piece, valdez to long beach, was selected from an open call for works. Sarah Denes delivered the paper, "Night Between Notes: The Intervallic... Read More »