2019 Music majors

2019 Graduates and Award Winners

Monday, May 13, 2019
Undergraduate Degrees Conferred First Major Lily Chaw Distinction for her recital and thesis: “Connecting the American Jazz and 19th Century Virtuosic Piano Traditions” Second Major Joshua Azza Connor Scott Pfeiffer Interdepartmental (with Neuroscience) Dalton Akeim... Read More »
Master class at Taipei National University

Ciompi Quartet in Taiwan, April 2019

Monday, May 13, 2019
The group's first stop was the Chimei Museum in Tainan, a two hour train ride from Taipei. The Chimei Museum houses one of the world's finest collection of string instruments, including instruments by the Stradivari and Guarneri families. The next day (April 26) the Ciompi... Read More »
John Brown

John Brown serves on jury for 2019 Pulitzer Prize in Music

Monday, May 13, 2019
In addition to Reid's p r i s m, the other two finalists were Still, by James Romig and Sustain, by Andrew Norman.  Read the full description at John Brown is Director of the Jazz Program and Professor of the Practice of Music at Duke University. The other... Read More »
Joshua Azza, guitar, with JJ Ndubuisi, Alto Saxophone

2019 Seniors in Performance

Wednesday, May 8, 2019
Featured Seniors available on Soundcloud audio playlist for your enjoyment: 1. Variations on a Theme by Glinka  Composer: Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov Senior: *Andrew Eurdolian, Oboe  [with the Duke Wind Symphony, Verena Moesenbichler-Bryant, cond.]... Read More »
Dayton Kinney

Graduate composer Dayton Kinney is an invited finalist for the 15th Thailand International Composers Competition “Rapee Sagarik Composition Prize”

Monday, May 6, 2019
Kinney's piece "Hand Carved Names and Railroad Tracks" will be premiered by the Grey Matter Ensemble on August 9, 2019 at MACM hall. One winner will be awarded an honorarium of $1,500 at the conclusion of the festival and competition.  The Thailand International Composition Festival (... Read More »
Candace Bailey and Giuseppe Gerbino

Two musicology alumni named 2019-2020 National Humanities Center Fellows

Tuesday, April 23, 2019
Candace Bailey is Professor of Music at North Carolina Central University. Her NHC project is Women, Music, and the Performance of Gentility in the Mid-Nineteenth Century South (Mellon-HBCU Fellowship), under contract with the University of Illinois Press. Professor Bailey was a 2016-17... Read More »
Salome's Dance

Robert Parkins's new CD, "Salome's Dance," released by Loft Recordings

Tuesday, April 16, 2019
Dr. Parkins’s eighth solo recording features late German Romantic music (Max Reger and Richard Strauss) and works by American composers (Florence Price, Kent Kennan, Robert Ward, Adophus Hailstork, and Dan Locklair). Among them are world premiere recordings of three pieces as well as first... Read More »
Light Dances

New digital release of Stephen Jaffe's Light Dances: Chamber Concerto No. 2

Tuesday, April 9, 2019
This performance of Light Dances by the Da Capo Chamber Players (Bridge Records) gives equal measure to the composition's poetry and electrifying energy. Jaffe writes: "I love to work on chamber music intensively, I love to rethink ensembles, and I love to seek new musical ground,... Read More »
James Budinich

Graduate composer James Budinich collaborates with Pigeonwing Dance for CUNY Dance Initiative

Tuesday, March 19, 2019
Known for her elegant and playful choreography, Gabrielle Lamb is the recipient of a Princess Grace Award for Choreography and recently participated in ABT’s inaugural Choreographic Incubator. In this world premiere collaboration with composer James Budinich, Lamb adapts the tensile intricacy of... Read More »
Matthew Zeller

Musicology Ph.D. candidate Matthew Zeller to deliver presentations at the Society for Seventeenth-Century Music annual conference (Durham, NC) and Syntagma Musicum 1619-2019 (Ljubljana, Slovenia)

Tuesday, March 19, 2019
Zeller will deliver his presentation at the Society for Seventeenth-Century Music annual conference on April 6 and at the Syntagma Musicum 1619-2019 International Musicological Conference on April 8, 2019. Abstract: The four-hundredth anniversary of Praetorius’s De Organographia... Read More »