Artists in Residence
Each year, Duke Performances partners with a range of campus and community organizations to coordinate over 100 distinct artist residency events. We bring world-class artists to Duke classrooms and public forums in ways that directly enrich the life of our vibrant city and community.
This September, iconic Louisville-based singer-songwriter Will Oldham gives a pair of intimate public talks at Durham’s SoundPure Studios, where he will dissect his approach to songwriting and recording. The three-day residency concludes with a full-length concert at Duke’s Baldwin Auditorium.
Over the course of three 2018/2019 visits, acclaimed choreographer Camille A. Brown and her company will participate in dance classes, public conversations, and visits to local high schools — providing Duke and Durham an opportunity to engage with an artist working at the vanguard of American dance.
2018/19 Artists in Residence
Duke Performances Curriculum Enrichment Awards
Each year, Duke Performances partners with more than 30 faculty across a range of departments and academic units to coordinate 120 distinct residency events, reaching over 2,000 Duke students. We bring world-class artists to Duke classrooms and public forums in ways that directly enrich campus and community life. As an organization, we believe strongly that engagement with the arts, and the dynamics of live performance, creates context for learning and inquiry, facilitating collisions between ideas and animating course material. For the 2018/19 academic year, Duke Performances solicits proposals from Duke faculty and graduate instructors for three competitive grants. View the 2018/19 guidelines & application details.
Duke Performances is pleased to announce the 2017/18 faculty recipients of its inaugural curriculum enrichment awards: Marcia Rego (Thompson Writing Program), Chris Sims (Center for Documentary Studies), and Laurent Dubois (History, Romance Studies).
New Course, Spring 2018!
Introduction to Performing Arts Management & Entrepreneurship
with instructor Eric Oberstein, Associate Director, Duke Performances | GRAMMY & Latin GRAMMY-winning Producer | Duke Alum
Are you considering a career in the performing arts, arts management, or arts entrepreneurship?
Are you interested in learning about the business and entrepreneurial aspects of the arts?
Are you thinking about producing and launching your own artistic project?
Talking Music & Dance
Learn more about Talking Music & Dance, a collaborative series from Duke Performances and Duke’s Forum for Scholars and Publics, featuring public conversations with visiting artists.
Press / Stories
January 25, 2017: The Arts Up Close (Duke Today)
March 7, 2016: Studying a Virtuoso Violinist's Brain with MRI (Duke Today)
August 4, 2016: Fazil Say Visits Duke (John Hope Franklin Center)
March 23, 2015: Left of Black with Ron K. Brown and Jason Moran
September 30, 2014: Artist Residencies Bring Art to Life (Duke Today)
February 11, 2014: Left of Black with Jawole Willa Jo Zollar
October 8, 2013: World Premiere of "Enlightened Souls" by Billy Childs