Invisible Ritual CD cover

Invisible Ritual: Jennifer Curtis and Tyshawn Sorey

Tuesday, August 11, 2020
Invisible Ritual, released by New Focus Recordings, celebrates the ongoing collaboration of violinist/composer Jennifer Curtis and multi-instrumentalist/composer Tyshawn Sorey. Curtis and Sorey have been performing as a duo for several years, as an outgrowth of a collaboration that... Read More »
Robert Parkins

Robert Parkins's organ transcription of "Im Abendrot" from Strauss's "Four Last Songs"

Tuesday, July 28, 2020
Published in 1950 after his death, the German composer Richard Strauss's composition Vier letzte Lieder ("Four Last Songs") is scored for soprano and orchestra. By 2017, University Organist and Professor of the Practice of Music Dr. Robert Parkins had transcribed for organ the fourth of... Read More »
Brittany Green

Brittany Green serves as a guest panelist at the 2020 Splice Institute

Tuesday, July 21, 2020
Composition Fellow Brittany Green was a panelist on the Collaborative Relationships in Creating Mixed-Media Panel at the 2020 Splice Institute. As a panelist she shared her experiences and reflections and on the creative process of interdisciplinary collaborations. In response to COVID-19... Read More »
Cosmas Magaya and Paul Berliner

Duke Music mourns the loss of Zimbabwean mbira master Cosmas Magaya

Thursday, July 16, 2020
On July 10, 2020 the world lost one of its great musicians, mentors, and cultural ambassadors, and a friend of Duke University, Zimbabwean mbira master Cosmas Magaya. In North America, Europe, and Africa where he performed, he was universally loved by his following not only for his inspired... Read More »
Emily Wang

Ethnomusicologist Dr. Yun Emily Wang joins the Duke Music faculty

Monday, July 13, 2020
Dr. Wang holds the Ph.D. in Ethnomusicology from the University of Toronto, having previously earned the M.M. degree in Viola Performance (UNC Greensboro) and the M.A. in Humanities and Social Thought (New York University). The recipient of numerous grants and prizes, including the Charles Seeger... Read More »
John Dreyer

John Dreyer advances to the final rounds of the National Association of Teachers of Singing National Student Auditions

Tuesday, June 9, 2020
John is one of the top 14 singers in the 2nd year College Classical category in the nationwide contest. A talented composer and singer majoring in Music at Duke, he studies voice with Elizabeth Linnartz and composition with Stephen Jaffe and Scott Lindroth.

Music/Dance collaboration: Courtney Liu and Ciompi Quartet

Tuesday, June 9, 2020
That summer, Courtney had just finished her first year at Duke. Courtney graduated in 2013 and returned to Duke in 2019 as a student in the MFA program in the Dance Department. Professor Ku said she proposed the music (the second movement of Dvořák's American Quartet) to Courtney, and "... Read More »
Ieva Jokubaviciute

Pianist Ieva Jokubaviciute joins the Duke Music faculty

Friday, May 29, 2020
Jokubaviciute comes to Duke from the Shenandoah Conservatory in Winchester, VA, where she has served on the faculty since 2015. She is also on the faculty at the Kneisel Hall Chamber Music School and Festival in Blue Hill, ME and is a mentoring artist at the Marlboro Music Festival in Marlboro, VT... Read More »
Minato Sakamoto

Minato Sakamoto wins 8SW Composer Competition 2020

Tuesday, May 26, 2020
Sakamoto's Rondo Americano for flute, viola, and cello won First Place in 8SW (8 Strings & Whistle) Composer Competition. 8 Strings & Whistle will premiere the piece in New York City in Fall 2020 and perform it several times throughout the next season. Minato Sakamoto... Read More »
Chamber Music trio virtual recital

Chamber Music virtual recital - Mendelssohn Piano Trio

Friday, May 8, 2020
Haoyang Yu (violin), Peter Nam (cello), and Crystal Chiu (piano) each performed their parts separately from their homes. The separate recordings were then edited together by Rick Nelson. The video on the left is an excerpt from the 4th movement of Mendelssohn's Piano Trio in D Minor.  The... Read More »