Alumni News, June 2013

Monday, June 24, 2013
Karen Cook (Ph.D. 2012, musicology) has accepted the position of Associate in Music/Assistant Professor of Music History at the Hartt School of the University of Hartford, CT. Dan Ruccia (Ph.D. 2013, composition) had his piece "Movement I: I Might Fit" performed by the Wavensemble on May 29,... Read More »

Duke University Musical Instrument Collections (DUMIC) Update

Monday, June 24, 2013
It has been well over a decade since the G. Norman and Ruth G. Eddy Collection of Musical Instruments took up residence in the lobby of the Mary Duke Biddle Music Building and became the Duke University Musical Instrument Collections (DUMIC). The pioneering group was soon joined by the Frans and... Read More »

Recent Exhibits: Free Reed Instruments

Thursday, June 20, 2013
This past year, we had two small exhibits of musical instruments from DUMIC's collection. One featured free reed aerophones, an accordion and concertina, and the other, our Tabla. If you did not get the opportunity to see them while they were on display, you can visit them below. Enjoy! The... Read More »

Our Steinmeyer Portative Organ

Thursday, May 30, 2013
One of the many instruments in DUMIC's collection is a small portative organ, made by Georg Steinmeyer in the early 1950s. John Santoianni, the Ethel Sieck Carrabina Curator of Organs and Harpsichords here at Duke, wrote the following post after examining the instrument as he prepared it for the... Read More »

Faculty News, May 2013

Wednesday, May 22, 2013
In Lithuania to take part as a judge in the Juventus 2013 International Choral Competition, Stephen Jaffe spoke on "Reflections On New Media, The Orchestra, and the Documentary Impulse" in lectures at Kaunas University of Technology, and meetings with the Lithuanian Composers' Union in Vilnius.... Read More »

Graduation and Awards 2013

Wednesday, May 22, 2013
Undergraduate Degrees Conferred First Major Nicholas James Gubbins Jordan James Kvale Long Cameron Allan Alvarez ThompkinsThe Anne Marie Parsons Memorial Prize For excellence in the field of jazz studies Jenny Louise WaltersPaul Bryan Award To recognize outstanding musicianship and... Read More »

Graduate Fellowships and Awards, 2013-2014

Wednesday, May 22, 2013
Graduate students in the Department of Music have been awarded the following fellowships and awards for the 2013-14 year: Anne T. and Robert M. Bass Fellowship: Stephen Pysnik, David Kirkland Garner Evan Frankel Fellowship: Yana Lowry Ottis Green Fellowship: Darren Mueller International... Read More »

The Ciompi Quartet: a short documentary

Wednesday, May 22, 2013
Filmmaker Rodrigo Dorfman presents a short documentary about the Ciompi Quartet, Duke's resident string quartet.

Graduate Student News, May 2013

Wednesday, May 22, 2013
Bryan Christian will present his dissertation research "Combination-tone Class Sets and Redefining the Role of les couleurs in Claude Vivier's Bouchara" as a paper at the 2013 Annual Society for Music Theory Conference to be held in Charlotte, NC, Oct. 31 - Nov. 3, 2013. Christian's composition... Read More »

Duke Notes 05/22/2013

Wednesday, May 22, 2013
Music Department graduation and awards, Ciompi Quartet Presents summer chamber music series and a new Ciompi Quartet video by Rodrigo Dorfman, Interactive Computer Music (MUS 274S) final project by Clara Starkweather, and more!  Read it here!