People

Chair

Philip Rupprecht

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

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

Brandi Melvin-Scammell

Brandi Melvin-Scammell

Undergraduate Studies Assistant

Phone: +1 919 660 3335

brandi.melvin.scammell@duke.edu

Director of Graduate Studies

Thomas Brothers

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

Assistant to the Director of Graduate Studies

Cathy Puckett

Cathy Puckett

Staff Assistant

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

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

Phone: +1 919 660 3308

cathy.puckett@duke.edu

Faculty

Jonathan E. Bagg

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

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

Thomas Brothers

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

John V. Brown

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 are 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.

Paul Bryan, Ph.D.

Professor of Music Emeritus (Wind Symphony, euphonium)

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

Campus Box: Box 90665, Durham, NC 27708

Phone: +1 919 660 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

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

Carla Copeland-Burns

Instructor of Music

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

Phone: (919) 660-3300

c.copelandburns@duke.edu

Sandra Cotton

Sandra Cotton

Instructor 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

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

Susan R. Dunn

Professor of the Practice of Music

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

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

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 is an internationally-recognized concert saxophonist known for her deep and poetic musical interpretations.  A much sought after performer of new music, she has inspired and premiered over 100 new works for saxophone. She is an active soloist and chamber musician, performing regularly... Full Profile »

Thomas Federle

Thomas Federle

Instructor of Music

ted.federle@duke.edu

David Finucane

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

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

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

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

Susan Greenberg

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

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

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

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

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 »

Michael Kris

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

Hsiao-Mei Ku

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

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

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 »

Pei Fen Liu

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

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

Glenn Mehrbach

Glenn Mehrbach

Staff Associate of Music

Office: 105 Biddle Music, Durham, NC 27708

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

Phone: (919) 403-9207

glenn@pizzadreams.com

Louise Meintjes

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

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

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

Rachel Niketopoulos

Instructor of Music

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

Phone: (919) 660-3300

rachelnhorn@gmail.com

Edmund Paolantonio

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

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 »

Eric N. Pritchard

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

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

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

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

Mary Kay Robinson

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

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

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

Bradley Simmons

Instructor of Music

Office: Du Music Department, Durham, NC 27708

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

Phone: (919) 660-3300

bradleys@duke.edu

Caroline Stinson

Caroline Stinson

Associate Professor of the Practice of Music

caroline.stinson@duke.edu

Cellist Caroline Stinson performs widely as a chamber musician, soloist, and recitalist, committed to giving equal expression to music old and new. This season, Ms. Stinson begins her appointment as Cellist of the Ciompi String Quartet and Associate Professor of the Practice at Duke University.  ... Full Profile »

Nicholas Stoia

Nicholas Stoia

Assistant Professor of Music

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

Phone: (919) 660-3300

nicholas.stoia@duke.edu

John Supko

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 »

Julia Thompson

Julia Thompson

Instructor of Music

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

Phone: (919) 660-3300

julia.thompson@duke.edu

R. Larry Todd

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

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.

Kevin Van Sant

Kevin Van Sant

Instructor of Music

Jacqueline Waeber

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

Rodney Wynkoop

Professor of the Practice of Music

Office: Music Dept., 02 Biddle, Durham, NC 27708

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

Phone: (919) 660-3302

rodney@duke.edu

Rodney Wynkoop holds the title of Professor of the Practice of Music in the Music Department, where he teaches choral conducting and conducts the 50-voice Duke University Chorale and its Chamber Choir. He came to Duke in 1984 and was the conductor of the Duke Chapel Choir and its chamber choir, the... Full Profile »

Staff

Cecelia Goldman

Cecelia Goldman

Administrative Secretary

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

Campus Box: Box 90665, Durham, NC 277080880

Phone: +1 919 660 3300

cwgoldma@duke.edu

Gretchen Hoag

Gretchen Hoag

Business Manager

Office: 105 Biddle Music Building, Durham, NC 27708

Campus Box: Box 90665, Durham, NC 277080665

Phone: +1 919 660 3310

gretchen.hoag@duke.edu

Brandi Melvin-Scammell

Brandi Melvin-Scammell

Undergraduate Studies Assistant

Phone: +1 919 660 3335

brandi.melvin.scammell@duke.edu

Rick Nelson

Rick Nelson

Concert Manager

Office: 105 Biddle Music Building, Durham, NC 277080665

Campus Box: Box 90665, Durham, NC 277080665

Phone: +1 919 660 3330

rick.nelson@duke.edu

Cathy Puckett

Cathy Puckett

Staff Assistant

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

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

Phone: +1 919 660 3308

cathy.puckett@duke.edu

John Santoianni

John Santoianni

Curator of Organs and Harpsichords

Office: Duke Univ Chapel, Room 029, Durham, NC 277080974

Campus Box: Box 90665, Durham, NC 277080974

Phone: +1 919 684 2181

jpsanto@duke.edu

Erica Shirts

Erica Shirts

Director of The Duke String School

Office: 105 Biddle Music Building, Durham, NC 27708

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

Phone: +1 919 660 3313

erica.shirts@duke.edu

Roman Testroet

Roman Testroet

DUMIC Assistant

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

Campus Box: Box 90665, Durham, NC 277080665

Phone: +1 919 660 3320

roman.testroet@duke.edu

Former Duke PhD student in Historical Musicology, current choir director, inveterate dropout. Director of Duke's Collegium Musicum and Director of Music at Pilgrim United Church of Christ in Durham.

Elizabeth Thompson

Elizabeth Thompson

Marketing and Communications

Office: 054 Biddle Music, Durham, NC 27708

Campus Box: Box 90665, Durham, NC 277080665

Phone: +1 919 660 3333

elizabeth.thompson@duke.edu

Robert Zimmerman

Robert Zimmerman

Visiting Instructor of Music

Office: 105 Biddle Music, Durham, NC 27708

Campus Box: Box 90665, Durham, NC 277080665

Phone: +1 919 660 3300

robert.zimmerman@duke.edu

Music Library

Sarah Griffin

Sarah Griffin

Public Services Assistant

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

Campus Box: Box 90661, Durham, NC 27708

Phone: +1 919 660 6937

sarah.griffin@duke.edu

Jamie  Keesecker

Jamie Keesecker

Students and Stacks Manager

Office: 113B Biddle Music Building

Campus Box: 90661

Phone: 919-660-5989

jamie.keesecker@duke.edu

Laura Williams

Laura Williams

Music Librarian

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

Campus Box: Box 90661, Durham, NC 277080187

Phone: +1 919 660 5952

laura.williams@duke.edu

Graduate Students

Maximiliano Amici

Maximiliano Amici

Student

maximiliano.amici@duke.edu

I always enjoy composing, and I particularly like to explore diverse, multiple facets of music making, as mirrors of being and acting in the world. I was born in Rome in 1980 into a family of musicians. Apart from playing violin in my childhood, I started serious studies of music late in my life,... Full Profile »

James Budinich

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

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 »

Jon Churchill

Jon Churchill

Student

jonathan.churchill@duke.edu

Jon's research focuses on British modernism, with special attention to issues of musical stasis and nonlinearity. Other interests include semiotics, the works of Charles Ives, and neuromusicology as it relates to the intersection of music and trauma. He holds a Master's in Musicology from The... Full Profile »

Liz Crisenbery

Liz Crisenbery

Student

elizabeth.crisenbery@duke.edu

Liz is a fifth-year PhD Candidate in musicology who studies early twentieth-century Italian opera, exploring the intersection of gender, politics, and music. Her dissertation examines masculine identities of fascist composers and reception of their operas during the height of Italian fascism. Other... Full Profile »

Stephen Downing

Stephen Downing

Student

stephen.downing@duke.edu

Stephen Downing is a North Carolina-based composer, percussionist, and visual artist. His music searches to find the intersection of the classical tradition, organic structures, humor, and the human condition. Some of his musical inspirations include the obsessiveness of minimalism, the energy of... Full Profile »

Brooks Frederickson

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 »

Eren Gumrukcuoglu

Eren Gumrukcuoglu

Student

eren.gumrukcuoglu@duke.edu

Director, [dnme] Duke New Music Ensemble

Dayton Kinney

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 »

Hannah Krall

Hannah Krall

Student

hannah.krall@duke.edu

Hannah Krall is a musicologist interested in early music and jazz improvisation, traditional jazz, and music for the viola da gamba. She has a BA in Music from Cornell University (magna cum laude).

Karen Messina

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 »

Amin Sharifi Jabali

Amin Sharifi Jabali

Student

amin.sharifi@duke.edu

Amin Sharifi (Mohammad Amin Sharifi), Iranian contemporary composer, studied Composition at the Art University of Tehran and Indiana University Jacobs School of Music under the direction of Nader Mashayekhi, Mehdi Hosseini, Peter Ablinger, Klaus Lang, David Dzubay, and Don Freund. He also has had... Full Profile »

Nicholas Smolenski

Nicholas Smolenski

Student

nicholas.smolenski@duke.edu

Nicholas Smolenski (2017) is a musicologist interested in sacred music of Jacobean and Caroline England (1603–49) and its role in the Restoration (1660–88), specifically considering theology, spirituality, and English Civil War politics; previous research has involved Thomas Tomkins and his... Full Profile »

Cole Swanson

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.