Jia Jia Shen conducts on the Duke Chorale tour bus

Duke Chorale (Silver Swan): A final performance

Tuesday, March 31, 2020
Rodney Wykoop, Professor of the Practice of Music and Director of the Duke Chorale, shared this story: One of my conducting students, Jia Jia Shen, posted on reddit a video of some Chorale members singing on our tour bus on the final day of our shortened tour, and it was broadcast recently on a... Read More »

Duke senior Jacob Liang shares the aria he would have sung in this spring's Duke Opera Theater production

Monday, March 30, 2020
This scene was to be part of the spring 2020 Duke Opera Theater production “Afterlives of the Star-Crossed Lovers: The Many Forms of Romeo and Juliet," which had to be canceled because of COVID-19. Jacob recorded this in his apartment near the Duke University campus. Although Juliet has secretly... Read More »
John Brown showing his bass to students

John Brown takes jazz into NC's public schools

Tuesday, March 24, 2020
John Brown, Director of the Duke Jazz Program, takes musicians into North Carolina's public schools, introducing some of the students to their first live concert experience.  This small school in western NC was one of six schools at which they performed during a week-long tour earlier this... Read More »
Professor Emeritus Paul Bryan

Duke University Wind Symphony celebrates the 100th birthday of its former director, Paul Bryan

Tuesday, March 3, 2020
Paul Bryan was Professor of Music and Conductor of the Wind Symphony at Duke University from 1951-1988. He organized and led the Duke Wind Symphony's semester-long Programs in Vienna in throughout the 1970s and 1980s. Under his leadership, the Duke Wind Symphony performed concerts in Austria (... Read More »
Huijuan Ling and Jason Mulligan

Graduate Composition Fellows win 2020 Charles Ives Scholarships

Tuesday, February 25, 2020
Ling and Mulligan have received two of only six Charles Ives Scholarships given this year. This is the first time two fellows in the Duke graduate composition program have been awarded this distinction in the same year.  The scholarships, in the amount of $7500 each, will be... Read More »
Cecelia with current Music Chair Jonathan Bagg (l) and former Chair Philip Rupprecht (r)

Longtime staff member Cecelia Goldman retires

Tuesday, February 11, 2020
On February 6, 2020, the Music Department bid a fond farewell to longtime staff member Cecelia Goldman. Cecelia worked at Duke for 42 years, the last 16 of which were spent in the Music Department. During her time in the Biddle Music Building, she touched the lives of countless students who will... Read More »
Randall Love

Randall Love: A retrospective recital

Tuesday, February 4, 2020
The retrospective recital, which took place on February 1 in Baldwin Auditorium, featured Professor Love performing on three pianos.  He began the concert with works by Jan Hugo Voříšek and Beethoven, performed on the Music Department's Thomas and Barbara Wolf fortepiano (1987)... Read More »
Pigeonwing Dance

Premieres by Duke composition fellows James Budinich and Jason Mulligan

Tuesday, February 4, 2020
James Budinich's "Plexus: a work in knots" is an electroacoustic score commissioned by Princess Grace Award winning choreographer Gabrielle Lamb for her own company, Pigeonwing Dance. The new, evening-length work will take place on February 7 at the Gerald Lynch... Read More »
Composer Eren Gümrükçüoglu

Eren Gümrükçüoglu's new composition to be featured at the Taproot New Music Festival (UC Davis)

Tuesday, January 14, 2020
Gümrükçüoglu's new piece, Optimist (to a 1958 text by Nazim Hikmet), was written for the occasion and will have its world premiere at the Taproot Festival by the Quince Ensemble on January 30, 2020.  During the festival,  Gümrükçüoglu will also give a... Read More »
Dayton Kinney

Dayton Kinney named Semi-Finalist for the American Prize

Tuesday, January 14, 2020
Graduate composer Dayton Kinney has been selected as a semi-finalist by The American Prize for the 2020 Composition - Instrumental Chamber Music (student division) competition for her piece "Hand Carved Names and Railroad Tracks."  Her piece will in the running for the finalist and winner... Read More »