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Composers Admitted to Summer Fellowship Programs

Composers Admitted to Summer Fellowship Programs

Thursday, December 21, 2017
Scott Lee has been accepted as a Composition Fellow at the Boston Symphony Orchestra’s Tanglewood Music Festival, and Sid Richardson has accepted the invitation of the Aspen Music Festival to join its program as a Composition Fellow.  Both of the programs are among the most known programs for... Read More »
Pianist Jane Hawkins (1950-2017), Professor of the Practice and former Chair of the Department of Music

Pianist Jane Hawkins (1950-2017), Professor of the Practice and former Chair of the Department of Music

Tuesday, November 28, 2017
Born in Swansea, South Wales, Jane Hawkins began her career in the United States after graduating with distinction from the Royal Academy of Music in London, where she studied both cello and piano. Recognized as an inspired and significant collaborator in her work with instrumentalists, vocalists... Read More »
Professor Emeritus Jim Henry (1933-2017)

Professor Emeritus Jim Henry (1933-2017)

Tuesday, October 24, 2017
Excerpted from Duke Today.  Read the complete feature. James “Jim” Donald Henry, the director of Duke Athletic Bands from 1960-1985 and on faculty until 1998, died on Friday, Oct. 20.  He was 84 years old. Henry was hired in 1960 by Duke University to be the marching band director... Read More »
Dan Ruccia (PhD Composition, 2013) releases "Scratch Slice Jag" on Out & Gone Music

Dan Ruccia (PhD Composition, 2013) releases "Scratch Slice Jag" on Out & Gone Music

Tuesday, October 10, 2017
Recorded live at the Carrack Art Museum in Durham, North Carolina, in October 2016, Scratch Slice Jag is the natural outgrowth of the collaboration between Bishop and Ruccia. The two were frequent collaborators when Bishop lived in Durham from 2012 to 2015, and they quickly developed a natural... Read More »

Lyric formulas or criminal musings? Nicholas Stoia examines the music theory behind rap lyrics in the courtroom

Wednesday, October 4, 2017
In 2011, high school rapper Taylor Bell was suspended from school, accused of “threatening two named educators with gun-related violence." Prosecutors presented rap lyrics Bell had written as evidence of his intention to commit a violent crime. Despite support from... Read More »

BRITISH MUSIC & EUROPE in the age of Brexit

Monday, September 25, 2017
All symposium events, including concerts, are free and open to the public. No registration is necessary.   For inquiries, contact Philip Rupprecht: philipr@duke.edu   Paper Abstracts   Common Currencies (Philip Rupprecht)   Friday, November 3 PANEL 1... Read More »

Faculty Position: Cello, Ciompi Quartet. The Department of Music announces an open rank search.

Wednesday, September 20, 2017
FACULTY POSITION IN MUSIC CELLIST IN CIOMPI STRING QUARTET The Department of Music at Duke University, located in Durham, North Carolina, invites applications for a full-time faculty position in cello and cellist with the Ciompi Quartet, Ensemble-in-Residence at Duke University, to begin August... Read More »
PhD candidate Samantha Arten's article accepted by the journal Early Music

PhD candidate Samantha Arten's article accepted by the journal Early Music

Wednesday, September 20, 2017
Arten will defend her dissertation, "The Whole Booke of Psalmes, Protestant Ideology, and Musical Literacy in Elizabethan England," in spring 2018. Her PhD is supported this year by a Duke Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies Dissertation Completion Fellowship.
Penka Kouneva (Ph.D., Composition, 1997) inducted into Duke Graduate School's Few-Glasson Alumni Society

Penka Kouneva (Ph.D., Composition, 1997) inducted into Duke Graduate School's Few-Glasson Alumni Society

Wednesday, August 30, 2017
Penka is generously supporting the graduate composition program at Duke through a recurring commission award that allows current students to compose works to be rehearsed and recorded by the North Carolina Symphony. Scott Lee, one of two graduate students to receive a commission in 2016, won... Read More »
Kaira Ba (The Great Peace): West African music featuring ethnomusicology graduate student Jonathan Henderson

Kaira Ba (The Great Peace): West African music featuring ethnomusicology graduate student Jonathan Henderson

Monday, August 14, 2017
Ethnomusicology graduate student Jonathan Henderson is a member of the band Kaira Ba (The Great Peace), based in central North Carolina.  Griot Diali Cissokho (a member of a family of professional musicians from Senegal), is Kaira Ba's lead singer and kora player.  In... Read More »

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