Graduate Students


Yahn Wagner Ferreira de Mello Pinto


Office: 043 Biddle Music Building

Eren Gumrukcuoglu


Director, [dnme] Duke New Music Ensemble

Dayton Louise Kinney


Office: 046 Biddle Music Building

Office Hours: by appointment

Massachusetts-native, Dayton Kinney, creates music that has won and has been recognized for numerous competitions at the international, national, and state levels. Performed in the U.S. and abroad, Dayton’s music has had notable performances by the International Contemporary Ensemble, the Merce... Full Profile »

Owen Sidney Richardson


Office: 047 Biddle Music Building

Office Hours: By Appointment, 047 Biddle Music Building

Composer Sid Richardson (b. 1987) writes concert music that imbues modern idioms with emotional grit and cerebral wit.  He has collaborated on projects with artists such as Conrad Tao, The Da Capo Chamber Players, Deviant Septet, Ensemble Amarcord, and yMusic. Sid’s arrangement of the Bach Double... Full Profile »


Samantha Danielle Arten


Director, Duke Collegium Musicum

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Jon Churchill


Research interests include Ralph Vaughan Williams, semiotics, and the intersection of music and trauma. 

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Karen Elaine Hovey Messina


Office Hours: Office: Biddle 044

Karen's research interests center on the analysis and interpretation of operatic and vocal music in an effort to determine how these genres express, support, and augment their texts.  Her dissertation project, titled “Dramatic Impulse: Diegetic Music in the Operas of Giacomo Puccini,” delves into... Full Profile »

Imani Danielle Mosley


Office: 037 Biddle Music Building

Andrew Cornell Pester


Office: 048 Biddle Music Building

Harrison B Russin


Office: Biddle Music Building

Phone: (919) 885-4690