People

Chair

Philip Rupprecht

Professor of Music

Office: 105 Biddle Music Building, Box 90665 Duke University, Durham, NC 27708-0665

Campus Box: Box 90665, Durham, NC 27708-0665

Phone: (919) 660-3300

Office Hours: MW 10-12  Appointments - email: cecelia.goldman@duke.edu

philip.rupprecht@duke.edu

Philip Rupprecht specializes in music of the twentieth and twenty-first centuries. His recent writings engage concepts of narrative in operatic drama, the trope of stereotype in the formation of national traditions in music, and agency effects in instrumental music. His new book, British Musical... Full Profile »

Director of Undergraduate Studies

Verena Mösenbichler-Bryant

Associate Professor of the Practice of Music

Office: 105 Biddle Music Building, Durham, NC 27708-0665

Campus Box: Box 90665, Durham, NC 27708-0665

Phone: (919) 660-3306

Office Hours: by appointment; email: verena.m@duke.edu

verena.m@duke.edu

Verena Moesenbichler-Bryant serves as Associate Professor of the Practice of Music, Director of the Duke University Wind Symphony, and Director of Undergraduate Studies for the Music Department. She also conducts the Durham Medical Orchestra. Verena grew up in Eberschwang, Austria. She began piano... Full Profile »

Assistant to the Director of Undergraduate Studies

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Brandi Melvin-Scammell

Undergraduate Studies Assistant

Office: 105 Biddle Music Building

Campus Box: Box 90665

Phone: (919) 660-3335

brandi.melvin.scammell@duke.edu

Director of Graduate Studies

John Supko

Associate Professor of Music

Office: 059 Mary Duke Biddle Building, Box 90665, Durham, NC 27708

Campus Box: Box 90665, Durham, NC 27708-0665

Phone: (919) 660-3361

john.supko@duke.edu

Called “spellbindingly beautiful” (Steve Smith, Time Out New York), "hypnotic...eerily beautiful" (Vivien Schweitzer, The New York Times), and "fascinating" (Philip Clark, The Guardian), the work of composer John Supko (b. 1980, NY) explores intersections: chance and intention; traditional music... Full Profile »

Assistant to the Director of Graduate Studies

Cathy Puckett

Staff Asst

Office: Music Department, Box 90665, 105 Mary Duke Biddle Building, Durham, NC 27708

Campus Box: Box 90665, Music Department, Durham, NC 27708-0665

Phone: (919) 660-3308

cathy.puckett@duke.edu

Director of Performance

Jonathan E. Bagg

Professor of the Practice in the Department of Music

Office: 083 Mary Duke Biddle, Durham, NC 27708

Campus Box: Box 90665, Durham, NC 27708-0665

Phone: (919) 660-3331

jbagg@duke.edu

Jonathan Bagg is Professor of the Practice at Duke University, and violist of the Ciompi String Quartet. His career with the Ciompi includes hundreds of concerts across the U.S. and around the world, as well as many recordings. Currently co-Artistic Director of Electric Earth Concerts in New... Full Profile »

Faculty

Michael Ashton

Instructor* of Music

Jonathan E. Bagg

Professor of the Practice in the Department of Music

Office: 083 Mary Duke Biddle, Durham, NC 27708

Campus Box: Box 90665, Durham, NC 27708-0665

Phone: (919) 660-3331

jbagg@duke.edu

Jonathan Bagg is Professor of the Practice at Duke University, and violist of the Ciompi String Quartet. His career with the Ciompi includes hundreds of concerts across the U.S. and around the world, as well as many recordings. Currently co-Artistic Director of Electric Earth Concerts in New... Full Profile »

Paul Berliner

Arts and Sciences Professor Emeritus of Music

Office: 105 Mary Duke Biddle, Durham, NC 27708

Campus Box: Box 90665, Durham, NC 27708-0665

Phone: (919) 660-3322

paul.berliner@duke.edu

Andrew Bonner

Instructor* of Music

Thomas Brothers

Professor of Music

Office: 071 Mary Duke Biddle, Durham, NC 27708

Campus Box: Box 90665, Durham, NC 27708-0665

Phone: (919) 660-3309

tdb@duke.edu

John V. Brown

Associate Professor of the Practice of Music

Office: Biddle Music Building, Office 064, Durham, NC 27708

Campus Box: Box 90665, Durham, NC 27708-0665

Phone: (919) 660-3385

Office Hours: Office Hours on Mondays and Wednesdays (from late August through late April) from 6:15-7:15 and by appointment set up via email. 

jbrown@duke.edu

Bassist, composer, educator and actor John Brown is a native of Fayetteville, North Carolina, and currently resides in Durham, NC. He is a graduate of the School of Music at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro and the School of Law at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. John... Full Profile »

Paul Bryan, Ph.D.

Emeritus Professor

Office: Mary Duke Biddle Bldg., Durham, NC 27708

Campus Box: Box 90665, Durham, NC 27708

Phone: (919) 660-3300

pbryan@duke.edu

Emeritus Professor: Conducted the Duke Wind Symphony, Musicologist, specializing in music of the so-called Classic Period of the Eighteenth Century interest, in particular Johann Baptist Wanhal

Laura Byrne

Instructor* of Music

Office: 105 Biddle Music Bldg, Durham, NC 27708

Campus Box: Box 90665, Durham, NC 27708-0665

Phone: (919) 660-3300

laurasbyrneharpist@yahoo.com

Carla Copeland-Burns

Instructor* of Music

Office: 105 Biddle Music Building, Box 90665, Durham, NC 27708

Phone: (919) 660-3300

c.copelandburns@duke.edu

Noted as a flexible and versatile player, flutist Carla Copeland-Burns currently performs with the Greensboro, North Carolina, and Salisbury Symphonies as well as the North Carolina Opera, Carolina Ballet, Blue Mountain, and with the performer-composer collective Forecast Music. She has been a... Full Profile »

Sandra Cotton

Lecturer Part Time University in the Department of Music

Office: 041 Biddle Music Building, Durham, NC 27708

Campus Box: Box 90665, Durham, NC 27708

Phone: (919) 660-3300

smc9@duke.edu

Harry L. Davidson

Professor of the Practice in the Department of Music

Office: 077 Biddle Music, Durham, NC 27708

Campus Box: Box 90665, Durham, NC 27708-0665

Phone: (919) 660-3324

Office Hours: Mondays and Wednesdays 6:00PM - 7:15PM

hdavid@duke.edu

Susan R. Dunn

Office: 075 Mary Duke Biddle, Durham, NC 27708

Campus Box: Box 90665, Durham, NC 27708-0665

Phone: (919) 660-3323

opera@duke.edu

Interest and strength in German lied, Italian and German opera, Broadway and art songs in all languages, directing opera and popular song performances. 

Don Eagle

Instructor* of Music

Office: 105 Mary Duke Biddle, Durham, NC 27708

Campus Box: Box 90665, Durham, NC 27708-0665

Phone: (919) 660-3300

deagle001@gmail.com

Susan Fancher

Instructor* of Music

Office: 105 Biddle Music Building, Box_90665, Durham, NC 27708

Phone: (919) 660-3300

susan.fancher@duke.edu

Susan Fancher’s career has featured hundreds of concerts internationally as a soloist and as the member of chamber music ensembles, including the Red Clay, Amherst, Vienna and Rollin’ Phones saxophone quartets. Her work to develop the repertoire for the saxophone has produced dozens of commissioned... Full Profile »

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Thomas Federle

Instructor* of Music

ted.federle@duke.edu

David Finucane

Instructor* of Music

Office: 105 Biddle Music Building, Box 90665, Durham, NC 27708

Phone: (919) 660-3300

david.finucane@duke.edu

Roseen Giles

Assistant Professor of Music

Office: 060 Mary Duke Biddle Music Building, Durham, NC 27708

Phone: (919) 660-3311

roseen.giles@duke.edu

Roseen Giles is a musicologist with a specialty in early modern musical culture; she is also the curator of DUMIC (Duke University Musical Instrument Collections). In her research she examines the aesthetic, professional, and personal relationships between poets and musicians of the Italian Baroque... Full Profile »

Bryan Gilliam

Professor of Music

Office: 067 Mary Duke Biddle, Durham, NC 27708

Campus Box: Box 90665, Durham, NC 27708-0665

Phone: (919) 660-3321

bgilliam@duke.edu

Ph.D., Harvard University. Author of books and articles on late 19th-and early 20th-century German music. Specialties include Richard Strauss, Anton Bruckner, Kurt Weill, Erich Korngold, 19th and 20th-century German opera, fin-de-siècle Vienna, film music, German musical aesthetics.

Jimmy Gilmore

Instructor* of Music

Office: 105 Mary Duke Biddle Building, Durham, NC 27708

Campus Box: Box 90665, Durham, NC 27708-0665

Phone: (919) 660-3300

lizandjimmy@nc.rr.com

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Susan Greenberg

Instructor* of Music

Office: 105 Mary Duke Biddle, Durham, NC 27708

Campus Box: Box 90665, Durham, NC 27708-0665

Phone: (919) 660-3300

susie@duke.edu

David Heid

Instructor* of Music

Office: 010 Mary Duke Biddle, Durham, NC 27708

Campus Box: Box 90665, Durham, NC 27708-0665

Phone: (919) 660-3303

dheid@duke.edu

Stephen Jaffe

Mary D. B. T. and James H. Semans Professor of Music Composition, in Trinity College of Arts and Sciences

Office: 079 Mary Duke Biddle, Durham, NC 27708

Campus Box: Box 90665, Durham, NC 27708-0665

Phone: (919) 660-3317

sjaffe@duke.edu

My recent collaborations have been with the National Symphony Orchestra, The North Carolina Symphony, and the Kennedy Center Chamber Players, and have included orchestral works (Concerto for Cello and Orchestra, Poetry of the Piedmont, and Cut Time) as well as chamber music (String Quartet No. 2 ("... Full Profile »

Penelope Jensen

Instructor* of Music

Office: 062 Mary Duke Biddle, Durham, NC 27708

Campus Box: Box 90665, Durham, NC 27708-0665

Phone: (919) 660-3300

ep.jensen@mindspring.com

Anthony M. Kelley

Associate Professor of the Practice of Music

Office: 078 Biddle Music Bldg, Durham, NC 27708

Campus Box: Box 90665, Durham, NC 27708-0665

Phone: (919) 660-3328

antk@duke.edu

Anthony Kelley began his post as Faculty-in-Residence in Fall, 2007. He’s enjoyed getting to know the residents and interacting with their many ideas and talents. He enjoys the arts--from music to stage to gallery to the big screen--and loves sharing discussion based on common group experiences... Full Profile »

Jonathan Kramer

Instructor* of Asian and Middle Eastern Studies Department

Office: 2204 Erwin Road, Box 90414, Durham, NC 27705

Campus Box: Box 90414, Durham, NC 27708-0414

Phone: (919) 515-4202

jonathan_kramer@ncsu.edu

Michael Kris

Instructor* of Music

Office: 105 Mary Duke Biddle, Durham, NC 27708

Campus Box: Box 90665, Durham, NC 27708-0665

Phone: (919) 660-3300

mkris@email.unc.edu

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Hsiao-Mei Ku

Professor of the Practice of Music

Office: 082 Mary Duke Biddle, Box 90665, Durham, NC 27708

Campus Box: Box 90665, Durham, NC 27708-0665

Phone: (919) 660-3329

hmku@duke.edu

Master of Music with Distinction, Indiana University, 1983    Edit Recipient - Performer's Certificate School of Music, Indiana University, 1983    Edit Special Program Iowa State University, 1981    Edit Diploma Central School of Music, Beijing, China, 1970  1. Numerous solo and chamber music... Full Profile »

Scott A. Lindroth

Professor of Music

Office: Duke University Department of Music, Box 90665, Durham, NC 27708-0665

Campus Box: Box 90665, Box 90006, Durham, NC 27708-0665

Phone: (919) 660-3307

scott.lindroth@duke.edu

I am a composer of instrumental and vocal music as well as interactive computer music.  My most recent works are Cadences (2016), commissioned by the Electric Earth Concert Series as part of a collaboration with novelist Richard Powers; and Piano Roll Prosody (2017), which was premiered by pianist... Full Profile »

Elizabeth Byrum Linnartz

Instructor* of Music

Office: 041A Biddle Music Bldg, Durham, NC 27708

Campus Box: Box 90665, Durham, NC 27708-0665

Phone: (919) 660-3300

elizabeth.linnartz@duke.edu

Elizabeth Byrum Linnartz, soprano, sings, teaches voice lessons and classes, and collaborates with other departments at Duke.  In Duke Divinity School she taught “The Role of Music in Corporate Worship,” presented a lecture/recital on Britten’s Holy Sonnets of John Donne with Jeremy Begbie and... Full Profile »

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Pei Fen Liu

Instructor* of Music

Office: 078 Mary Duke Biddle, Durham, NC 27708

Campus Box: Box 90665, Durham, NC 27708-0665

Phone: (919) 660-3300

Randall M. Love

Associate Professor of the Practice in the Department of Music

Office: 085 Mary Duke Biddle, Durham, NC 27708

Campus Box: Box 90665, Durham, NC 27708-0665

Phone: (919) 660-3334

rmlove@duke.edu

historical performance practice on original instruments(fortepiano), nineteenth and twentieth century piano music, musical collaboration with modern dance

Louise Meintjes

Associate Professor of Music

Office: 072 Mary Duke Biddle, Durham, NC 27708

Campus Box: Box 90665, Durham, NC 27708-0665

Phone: (919) 660-3339

meintjes@duke.edu

Verena Mösenbichler-Bryant

Associate Professor of the Practice of Music

Office: 105 Biddle Music Building, Durham, NC 27708-0665

Campus Box: Box 90665, Durham, NC 27708-0665

Phone: (919) 660-3306

Office Hours: by appointment; email: verena.m@duke.edu

verena.m@duke.edu

Verena Moesenbichler-Bryant serves as Associate Professor of the Practice of Music, Director of the Duke University Wind Symphony, and Director of Undergraduate Studies for the Music Department. She also conducts the Durham Medical Orchestra. Verena grew up in Eberschwang, Austria. She began piano... Full Profile »

Bo Newsome

Instructor* of Music

Office: 105 Biddle Music, Durham, NC 27708

Campus Box: Box 90665, Durham, NC 27708-0665

Phone: (919) 660-3300

bo.newsome@duke.edu

A former resident artist at the Banff Centre for the Arts and an artist for the N.C. Arts Council Visiting Artist Program, oboist Bo Newsome plays an active role in the music scene of North Carolina. He performs with the Chamber Orchestra of the Triangle, the Coastal Winds (East Carolina University... Full Profile »

Rachel Niketopoulos

Instructor* of Music

Office: 105 Biddle Music Building, Box 90665, Durham, NC 27708

Phone: (919) 660-3300

rachelnhorn@gmail.com

Edmund Paolantonio

Instructor* of Music

Office: 105 Mary Duke Biddle Building, Box 90665, Durham, NC 27708

Campus Box: Box 90665, Durham, NC 27708

Phone: (919) 660-3300

ejp3@duke.edu

Robert Parkins

Professor of the Practice in the Department of Music

Office: 66 Mary Duke Biddle, Durham, NC 27708

Campus Box: Box 90665, Durham, NC 27708-0665

Phone: (919) 660-3315

rparkins@duke.edu

Robert Parkins is the University Organist and a Professor of the Practice of Music at Duke University. He first assumed the position of Chapel Organist at Duke in 1975, then joined the faculty of the School of Music at Ithaca College in 1982, returning to Duke in 1985.   A graduate of the... Full Profile »

Nina Penner

Research Associate

Office: 070 Mary Duke Biddle Music Building, Durham, NC 27708

Phone: +1 919 660 3318

Office Hours: I'm in my office most days during regular working hours and welcome visitors interested in talking about opera/musical theatre and philosophy.

nina.penner@duke.edu

Nina Penner is a musicologist who is at Duke for two-year postdoc, funded by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada. Her work lies at the intersection of opera studies, analytic philosophy, and literary theory. Her first book A Philosophy of Operatic Storytelling (under... Full Profile »

Eric N. Pritchard

Professor of the Practice in the Department of Music

Office: 084 Mary Duke Biddle, Durham, NC 27708

Campus Box: Box 90665, Durham, NC 27708-0665

Phone: (919) 660-3325

epritch@duke.edu

As First Violinist of the Ciompi Quartet of Duke University, Eric Pritchard performs regularly throughout the U.S. and abroad and can be heard on many commercial recordings. He has appeared as soloist with orchestras including the Boston Pops and Indianapolis Philharmonic. Festival appearances... Full Profile »

Frederic B. Raimi

Professor of the Practice of Music

Office: 080 Mary Duke Biddle, Durham, NC 27708

Campus Box: Box 90665, Durham, NC 27708-0665

Phone: (919) 660-3327

frr@duke.edu

Randy Reed

Instructor* of Music

Office: 105 Mary Duke Biddle Building, Durham, NC 27708

Campus Box: Box 90665, Durham, NC 27708-0665

Phone: (919) 660-3300

rreed@duke.edu

Francis Roberts

Instructor* of Music

Office: 105 Biddle Music Bldg, Durham, NC 27708

Campus Box: Box 90065, Durham, NC 27708-0065

Phone: (919) 660-3300

francis.roberts@duke.edu

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Mary Kay Robinson

Instructor* of Music

Office: 105 Biddle Music Building, Box 90665, Durham, NC 27708

Phone: (919) 660-3300

marykayrobinson47@gmail.com

Philip Rupprecht

Professor of Music

Office: 105 Biddle Music Building, Box 90665 Duke University, Durham, NC 27708-0665

Campus Box: Box 90665, Durham, NC 27708-0665

Phone: (919) 660-3300

Office Hours: MW 10-12  Appointments - email: cecelia.goldman@duke.edu

philip.rupprecht@duke.edu

Philip Rupprecht specializes in music of the twentieth and twenty-first centuries. His recent writings engage concepts of narrative in operatic drama, the trope of stereotype in the formation of national traditions in music, and agency effects in instrumental music. His new book, British Musical... Full Profile »

Alexander Silbiger

Professor Emeritus of Music

Office: 105 Mary Duke Biddle, Durham, NC 27708

Campus Box: Box 90665, Durham, NC 27708-0665

Phone: (919) 660-3300

lexsilb@duke.edu

Bradley Simmons

Instructor* of Music

Office: Du Store, Durham, NC 27708

Campus Box: Box 90850, Durham, NC 27708-0850

Phone: (919) 660-3300

bradleys@duke.edu

Nicholas Stoia

Assistant Professor in the Department of Music

Office: 105 Biddle Music Building, Box_90665, Durham, NC 27708

Phone: (919) 660-3300

nicholas.stoia@duke.edu

John Supko

Associate Professor of Music

Office: 059 Mary Duke Biddle Building, Box 90665, Durham, NC 27708

Campus Box: Box 90665, Durham, NC 27708-0665

Phone: (919) 660-3361

john.supko@duke.edu

Called “spellbindingly beautiful” (Steve Smith, Time Out New York), "hypnotic...eerily beautiful" (Vivien Schweitzer, The New York Times), and "fascinating" (Philip Clark, The Guardian), the work of composer John Supko (b. 1980, NY) explores intersections: chance and intention; traditional music... Full Profile »

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Roman Testroet

Visiting Instructor of Music

Office: 105 Biddle Music Building, Box 90665, Durham, NC 27708

Campus Box: Box 90665, Durham, NC 27708-0665

Phone: (919) 660-3320

roman.testroet@duke.edu

Julia Thompson

Instructor* of Music

Office: 105 Biddle Music Building, Box 90665, Durham, NC 27708

Phone: (919) 660-3300

julia.thompson@duke.edu

Percussionist Julia Thompson performs regularly with the North Carolina Symphony, North Carolina Opera, Carolina Ballet, Chamber Orchestra of the Triangle, and the Colorado MahlerFest. Locally, she has also appeared with New Music Raleigh, Carolina Brass, numerous national touring shows, theater... Full Profile »

R. Larry Todd

Arts and Sciences Professor of Music in Trinity College of Arts and Sciences

Office: 081 Mary Duke Biddle, Durham, NC 27708

Campus Box: Box 90665, Durham, NC 27708-0665

Phone: (919) 660-3300

r.todd@duke.edu

Rebecca Troxler

Associate Professor of the Practice Emerita of Music

Office: 060 Mary Duke Biddle, Durham, NC 27708

Campus Box: Box 90665, Durham, NC 27708-0665

Phone: (919) 660-3311

rtroxler@duke.edu

I have submitted a boxed set of 2 CDs of the flute music of the sons of J.S. Bach to be released on the Albany label.

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Kevin Van Sant

Instructor* of Music

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Jacqueline Waeber

Associate Professor of Music

Office: 105 Biddle Music Building, Durham, NC 27708

Campus Box: Box 90665, Durham, NC 27708-0665

Phone: (919) 660-3316

jw140@duke.edu

Melodrama and related genres, from opera to film; theatrical practices and visual cultures; French musical aesthetics, Jean-Jacques Rousseau, music and philosophy of the arts; the 'chanson populaire'.

Rodney Wynkoop

Professor of the Practice of Music

Office: Duke Chapel, 036 Westbrook, Durham, NC 27708

Campus Box: Box 90665, 02 Biddle, Durham, NC 27708-0974

Phone: (919) 684-3898

rodney@duke.edu

Director of Chapel Music since 1989, Rodney Wynkoop is conductor of the Duke Chapel Choir and its chamber choir, the Schola Cantorum. He came to Duke in 1984 and holds the title of Professor of the Practice of Music in the Music Department, where he teaches choral conducting and conducts the 50-... Full Profile »

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Robert Zimmerman

Associate In Research

Office: 105 Biddle Music, Durham, NC 27708

Campus Box: Box 90665, Durham, NC 27708-0665

Phone: (919) 660-3300

robert.zimmerman@duke.edu

Staff

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Cecelia Goldman

Administrative Secretary

Office: 105 Mary Duke Biddle Bldg., Durham, NC 27708

Campus Box: Box 90665, Durham, NC 27708-0880

Phone: (919) 660-3300

cwgoldma@duke.edu

Gretchen Hoag

Departmental Business Mgr II

Office: 105 Biddle Music Building, Durham, NC 27708

Campus Box: Box 90665, Durham, NC 27708-0665

Phone: (919) 660-3310

gretchen.hoag@duke.edu

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Dorothy E Kitchen

Staff Associate in the Department of Music

Office: 09 Mary Duke Biddle, Durham, NC 27708

Campus Box: 90667

djknjk@duke.edu

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Shelley Livingston

Staff Associate of Music

Office: 09 Biddle Music, Durham, NC 27708

Campus Box: Box 90665, Durham, NC 27708-0665

Phone: (919) 660-3313

shelleyl@duke.edu

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Brandi Melvin-Scammell

Undergraduate Studies Assistant

Office: 105 Biddle Music Building

Campus Box: Box 90665

Phone: (919) 660-3335

brandi.melvin.scammell@duke.edu

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Rick Nelson

Program Coord

Office: 105 Biddle Music Building, Durham, NC 27708-0665

Campus Box: Box 90665, Durham, NC 27708-0665

Phone: (919) 660-3330

rick.nelson@duke.edu

Cathy Puckett

Staff Asst

Office: Music Department, Box 90665, 105 Mary Duke Biddle Building, Durham, NC 27708

Campus Box: Box 90665, Music Department, Durham, NC 27708-0665

Phone: (919) 660-3308

cathy.puckett@duke.edu

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Robert Rempher

Staff Associate of Music

remphgeige@gmail.com

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John Santoianni

Esc Curator, Orgn & Harpsichds

Office: Duke Univ Chapel, Room 029, Durham, NC 27708-0974

Campus Box: Box 90665, Durham, NC 27708-0974

Phone: (919) 684-2181

jpsanto@duke.edu

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Erica Shirts

Program Coord

Office: 105 Biddle Music Building, Durham, NC 27708

Campus Box: 105 Biddle Music Building, Durham, NC 27708

Phone: (919) 660-3313

erica.shirts@duke.edu

Elizabeth Thompson

Promotions Specialist

Office: 054 Biddle Music, Durham, NC 27708

Campus Box: Box 90665, Durham, NC 27708-0665

Phone: (919) 660-3333

elizabeth.thompson@duke.edu

Music Library

Sarah Griffin

Library Specialist

Office: 113B Biddle Music Bldg, Durham, NC 27708

Campus Box: Box 90661, Durham, NC 27708

Phone: (919) 660-6937

sarah.griffin@duke.edu

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Jamie Keesecker

Students and Stacks Manager

Office: 113B Biddle Music Building

Campus Box: 90661

Phone: 919-660-5989

jamie.keesecker@duke.edu

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Laura Williams

Assoc Librarian

Office: Music Library, 113 Biddle Bldg, Durham, NC 27708

Campus Box: Box 90661, Durham, NC 27708-0187

Phone: (919) 660-5952

laura.williams@duke.edu

Graduate Students

Maximiliano Amici

Student

maximiliano.amici@duke.edu

I'm passionate about orchestral music. Always enjoying composing, I like to explore the multiple facets of music making, as mirrors of being and acting in the world. I was born and educated in Rome, where I lived until 2013. I spent some years studying in Basel, at the Hochschule für Musik, before... Full Profile »

James Budinich

Student

james.budinich@duke.edu

James Budinich composes music inspired by minimalism, Croatian folk traditions, and American popular music. He has written for orchestra, voice, chamber ensembles, solo instruments, and electronics. He has collaborated with Lindsay Brown (Love’s Lost Words for mezzo-soprano, cello, and piano),... Full Profile »

Ka Man Misty Choi

Student

ka.man.misty.choi@duke.edu

Education MPhil Historical Musicology, The Chinese University of Hong KongMA Music The Chinese University of Hong KongBA, MPhil Linguistics, The City University of Hong Kong Professional qualificationsLicentiate diploma in Music Theory (LMusTCL), Trinity College of LondonMember of Chartered... Full Profile »

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Jon Churchill

Student

jonathan.churchill@duke.edu

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

Brooks Frederickson

Student

brooks.frederickson@duke.edu

Composer Brooks Frederickson writes patient music that is grounded in long lines of slowly evolving textures with understated rhythmic drive. As an active participant in Brooklyn's vibrant contemporary music scene, he has worked with leading new music ensembles Sō Percussion, JACK Quartet,... Full Profile »

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Eren Gumrukcuoglu

Student

eren.gumrukcuoglu@duke.edu

Director, [dnme] Duke New Music Ensemble

Dayton Kinney

Student

Office Hours: by appointment only

dayton.kinney@duke.edu

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 Durham Medical Orchestra, Rela... Full Profile »

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Karen Messina

Student

karen.messina@duke.edu

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 »

Owen Richardson

Student

Office Hours: By Appointment, 047 Biddle Music Building

owen.richardson@duke.edu

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 »

Nicholas Smolenski

Student

nicholas.smolenski@duke.edu

Nicholas Smolenski is a musicologist interested in sacred music of Tudor and Stuart England and its role in the 21st century, specifically considering spirituality, realms of the sacred and profane, performance practices, and aesthetics; other interests include sacred music of 17th-century France... Full Profile »

Cole Swanson

Student

cole.swanson@duke.edu

Cole Swanson is a musicologist interested in 20th-century opera, ecomusicology, and Cold War-era jazz, as well as the intersection of cinema, music/sound, and philosophy. He has an MA in Musicology from Tufts University and BAs from St.Olaf College in Music and Environmental Studies.