Performances & Events

The Duke University Department of Music is home to 10 performing ensembles and presents more than 100 public events each year, including concerts, faculty and student recitals, lectures, master classes and workshops.

You can view our upcoming performances and events by category below, or simply select All Upcoming Events to see the full range of what we offer.

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Concerts & Recitals

Our Performances showcase artists from a variety of musical styles, genres and backgrounds.


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Best of Biddle

Best of Biddle contains virtual concerts, workshops, and lectures curated by the Duke Music faculty


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Ciompi Quartet

With its residency at Duke University, the Ciompi Quartet consists of members of the Music faculty


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Our long-running Encounters series brings together visiting artist and the works of our composition students

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The Musicology and Ethnomusicology lectures feature both long-established and up-and-coming scholars

Margaret Lim in Master Class
Master Classes

Our department offers several free Master Classes each year with renowned performers and composers

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Student Ensembles

Our 10 Ensembles regularly perform to showcase our students' talents