Student Composer Meshes Two Musical Traditions

Thursday, April 30, 2015
Harish Eswaran spent his senior year at Duke bringing music to life. For his senior project, the biology and music major composed his first large-scale piece, Carnatic Concerto, which merges two styles of violin. While performing the work for the first time, Eswaran played the violin in the... Read More »

Grammy-Winning Duke Grad's Jazz Roots Run Deep

Tuesday, April 14, 2015
Eric Oberstein, far right, with the Afro Latin Jazz Orchestra at the Grammy Awards in February.As a child growing up near New York City, Eric Oberstein could be found beating out Latin percussion rhythms on his leg during family gatherings.“My mom was born in Cuba and left the island when she was... Read More »

New Reads This Spring From Duke Writers

Wednesday, March 18, 2015
Women take the lead in Tahrir Square protests in Egypt. Ellen McLarney's new book (below) looks at how women rose against a dictatorship and how their new political influence won't go away. Photo courtesy Wikimedia Commons.Spanning architecture, religious history and theology, legal history and... Read More »

Black History Month: Preserving Black Culture at Duke

Monday, February 2, 2015
In the decade that Chandra Guinn, director of the Mary Lou Williams Center for Black Culture, has worked at Duke, the university has celebrated firsts when it comes to black culture on campus.Among them, Duke – one of the last major universities to desegregate in 1963 – held a yearlong... Read More »

Honoring our New Acquisitions

Friday, January 30, 2015
On Friday, January 16th, DUMIC presented a concert celebrating the arrival of our newest acquisitions. Duke faculty Eric Pritchard and Andrew Bonner played using our new baroque violins and bows, and were accompanied by William Conable on baroque cello and Elaine Funaro on harpsichord. They... Read More »

The Clementi and Conservation

Wednesday, January 28, 2015
Have you wandered past the museum recently and seen something that looks a little funny? No, I'm not talking about the serpents or our tiny portative organ; I'm talking about our Clementi grand piano. It's looking a little different than usual, right? Maybe missing some parts? That's... Read More »

PROVOKE: Digital Sound Studies

Tuesday, January 27, 2015
Department of Music doctoral student Darren Mueller is one of the three editors of PROVOKE: Digital Sound Studies, a new web collection of digital projects mixing sound studies, digital humanities and audio arts. The collection includes the work of two other Music graduate students, Rebecca... Read More »

Master Classes: Spring 2015

Wednesday, December 17, 2014
All master classes are free and open to the public. CELLO MASTER CLASS WITH WILLIAM CONABLE Tuesday, January 13 @ 5 pm Nelson Music Room, East Duke Building   ALEXANDER TECHNIQUE MASTER CLASS WITH WILLIAM CONABLE Thursday, January 15 @ 7:30 pm Room 101, Biddle Music... Read More »

Musicology Lecture Series: Spring 2015

Wednesday, December 17, 2014
Friday, January 30 @ 4 pm Biddle Music Building, Library Seminar Room   Naomi Waltham-Smith (University of Pennsylvania) "Beethoven's Blush"   Naomi Waltham-Smith's research sits at the intersection of music theory and Continental philosophy. She is interested in how the... Read More »