Durward Ensemble

The NC NewMusic Initiative continues its 22nd season with a Guest Artist Residency by the Durward Ensemble, an Iowa-based chamber group committed to promoting the diversity of contemporary music to a broad audience through performances of rarely-performed works and commissioning new works by living composers.

This program will feature the WORLD PREMIERE of Vingt-Huit by ECU School of Music Alum Nia Imani Franklin.

In addition to the concert, members of Durward will engage with our music students through as series of master classes, career seminars, and a composition reading session/ workshop featuring music by ECU student composers, written specifically for the ensemble.

For more information, visit https://www.durwardmusic.com/.

Schedule of Events:


Wednesday, February 16, 2022

TBA, Percussion Master Class w/ Peter Naughton (Rm. TBA)

Thursday, February 17, 2022

12:00 pm, Piano Master Class w/ Abbie Brewer (Rm. B136)
3:00 pm, Cello Master Class w/ James Ellis (Rm. B136)
4:00 pm, Flute Master Class w/ Rose Bishop (Rm. 265)
4:00 pm, Clarinet Master Class w/ Lisa Wissenberg (Rm. 200)
TBA, Saxophone Master Class w/ Ryan Smith (Rm. B105)
4:00 pm, Trumpet Master Class w/ Aren Van Houzen (Rm. B136)
4:00 pm, Trombone Master Class w/ Casey Thomas (Rm. B110)
4:00 pm, Voice Master Class w/ Megan Ihnen & Loralee Songer (Recital Hall)
7:30 pm, Durward Ensemble IN CONCERT (Recital Hall, free admission)

Friday, February 19, 2022

11:00 am, Workshop/ Recording of works by ECU Student Composers (Recital Hall)
TBA, Conducting Master Class w/ Michelle Blair (TBA)
3:00 pm, Career Discussion w/ conductor Michelle Blair & members of the ensemble (Rm. 200)