Duke Music Reaches Qingyan: Guest Post from Jason Maher (Class of 2014)

Wednesday, June 26, 2013
(The following is a guest post from Jason Maher, a premedical student and Music Major in Duke University’s Trinity College Class of 2014.) Greetings from southern China! Here in Guangdong Province the weather averages in the 90s Fahrenheit and the term “light showers” is... Read More »

Faculty News, June 2013

Monday, June 24, 2013
The Renaissance Singers will present a concert of music by William Byrd (c. 1540-1623) in celebration of Kerry McCarthy's new biography, Byrd (Oxford Univ. Press, 2013).  The concert will take place on June 29 in London, with a pre-concert talk given by Prof. McCarthy. Robert Parkins'... Read More »

Graduate Student News, June 2013

Monday, June 24, 2013
Kirsten Rutschman presented the paper "Swedish Opera in Translation: Gustaf Adolf and Ebba Brahe" at the Lyrica Dialogues at Harvard University on May 3. A DVD of the 2012 workshop of Amy Scurria's opera Pearl will be screened at the Feminist Theory and Music Conference at Hamilton College in... Read More »

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 »