Byrd, a new book by Kerry McCarthy

Friday, March 29, 2013
Oxford University Press has released the newest title in its Master Musicians series, Byrd by Kerry McCarthy. In this "detailed, fresh, and readable account," Prof. McCarthy takes a new look at the life and music of William Byrd (c. 1540-1623), one of England's greatest composers of the late... Read More »

Doctoral Defenses

Friday, March 29, 2013
Congratulations to our Ph.D. candidates who have successfully defended their dissertations and will be graduating in May: In Musicology: Karen Cook defended her dissertation, “Theoretical Treatments of the Semiminim in a Changing Notational World, c.1315-c.1440” (advisor: Tom... Read More »

Academic appointments for 2013-14

Friday, March 29, 2013
Chia-yu Hsu (Ph.D. composition, 2009) has accepted an assistant professorship of Music Composition, tenure-track, at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire, Department of Music and Theatre Arts. Angela Mace (Ph.D. musicology, 2013) has accepted an Assistant Professorship of Music History,... Read More »

Graduate Student News, March 2013

Friday, March 29, 2013
Bryan Christian designed the sound for Duke Theater Studies' production of Young Jean Lee's Lear, to be performed April 4-6 and 11-13 at 8 pm and April 7 & 14 at 2 pm in Sheafer Theater on the Duke campus.D. Edward Davis was a guest artist-in-residence for four days in March at Mount St.... Read More »

A Night of Swing with the Duke Jazz Ensemble

Thursday, March 28, 2013
On March 22, 2013 the Duke Jazz Ensemble, led by John Brown, joined the Duke Swing Club to present A Night of Swing.  The Great Hall in the West Union was packed as 400 students and community members took to the floor, enjoying the opportunity to dance to the live jazz provided by Brown's... Read More »

Adastra, a period instrument duo

Monday, March 25, 2013
On March 22, 2013, Adastra Duo (Jennifer Roig-Francoli, baroque violin, and Vivian Montgomery, harpsichord) performed a concert sponsored by the Duke University Musical Instrument Collections (DUMIC) in the lobby of the Mary Duke Biddle Music Building. The previous afternoon, Roig-Francoli and... Read More »

Duke Notes 3/15/2013

Friday, March 15, 2013
The return of Scott Lindroth's Soundspace installation at the Durham Museum of LIfe and Science; the Duke Chorale performs music from their spring tour; graduate students present papers around the country; and more. Read it here.

Graduate student conference papers and publications

Friday, March 15, 2013
Recent performances: Dan Ruccia's piece "Movement O: Frog, Pond, Plop" was performed at the New Voices @ CUA Festival at Catholic University of America in Washington, DC, on January 25. Papers presented at conferences: Samantha Arten, Forum on Music and Christian Scholarship. Yale... Read More »

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 »