A Concert of Dissertations

Monday, March 11, 2013
On Sunday, March 3, 2013, Encounter: with the music of our time presented the world premiers of Ph.D. dissertations by Tim Hambourger, Paul Swarzel, and Dan Ruccia.  The packed house was treated to a wonderful evening of works performed by the New York-based Wet Ink Ensemble, who are in... Read More »

Violin Master Class with Leila Josefowicz

Monday, March 11, 2013
On March 7, 2013, the Duke Music Department was pleased to offer a master class with renowned violinist Leila Josefowicz, in Durham to perform a concert for Duke Performances. Three students participated in the master class: Jacqueline Sun, Roman Lin, and Wenjia Xu. Leila Josefowicz, a... Read More »

Bach, Beethoven, Bodyslams

Friday, March 8, 2013
Paul Swartzel has a deep appreciation of classical music. For this, he has Ric Flair to thank.A doctoral student in Duke's music department, Swartzel came to classical music early in life, but not because his parents were musicians who played Beethoven on the family turntable. His light bulb went... Read More »

Kyo Shin An Arts at Duke

Wednesday, February 27, 2013
James Nyoraku Schlefer and Yoko Reikano Kimura of Kyo-Shin-An Arts performed on shakuhachi and koto, and discussed the musical features, aesthetics and history of Japanese music on Feb. 21 in the Mary Duke Biddle Music Building. Kimura and Schlefer were at Duke to perform with the Ciompi... Read More »

Piano Honors Recital

Wednesday, February 27, 2013
On February 22, seven undergraduate pianists (l to r:  Eugene Rabinovich, Jameson Kuang, Mark Chee, Austin Lu, Brett Schnobrich, Eileen Lu, and Rowena Gan) performed works by Brahms, Chopin, Ravel, and Bartok to a standing-room only crowd in Bone Hall in the Mary Duke Biddle Music Building... Read More »

Da (Clara) Yang named Associate Conductor of the Manhattan Wind Ensemble

Wednesday, February 27, 2013
Da (Clara) Yang (Trinity 2011) is Associate Conductor of the Manhatten Wind Ensemble, a fifty-person symphonic band composed of both professional and non-professional woodwind, brass and percussion players. The Manhatten Wind Ensemble performs several times each year throughout the New York City... Read More »

Duke Notes 2/27/2013

Wednesday, February 27, 2013
The Wet Ink Ensemble, Jacqueline Horner-Kwiatek, and friends premier dissertation pieces by Tim Hambourger, Dan Ruccia, and Paul Swartzel; the Duke Symphony Orchestra featuring violinist Jingwei Li, perform music by Sibelius, Wagner, and Britten; a masterclass with Leila Josefowicz; and more.... Read More »

Graduate Student News, February 2013

Wednesday, February 20, 2013
David Kirkland Garner's piece Forward / Still won First Prize in the OSSIA New Music competition and will be performed at Eastman in March. Forward / Still was developed during the 2011-13 WET INK residency, which was made possible through a Visiting Artists Grant from the Duke Office of the... Read More »

Jazz Ensemble with Tia Fuller, saxophone

Wednesday, February 20, 2013
On Friday, February 15, 2013, the Duke Jazz Ensemble, directed by John Brown, welcomed saxophonist Tia Fuller. As a member of the all-female band touring with R&B star Beyonce, Tia Fuller has played in various venues throughout the US, Europe, Africa, Asia and Australia. She is a featured... Read More »

"Take A Stand" Conference on Social Entrepreneurship

Wednesday, February 20, 2013
On February 15 and 16, 2013, Duke University teamed up with local non-profit KidZNotes, the Longy School of Music of Bard College, and the LA Philharmonic to host a 2-day southern regional development conference on the topic of supporting social change through music. "Take A Stand" is the... Read More »