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Rodney A WynkoopRodney A Wynkoop

Title: Professor of the Practice of Music, Director of Duke Chorale and Chamber Choir, and Director of Chapel Music
Office Location: 002 Biddle Music
Office Phone: (919) 684-3898, (919) 660-3302
Email Address: rodney@duke.edu
Web Page: http://www.duke.edu/music/~rodney

Education

  • Doctor of Musical Arts Yale University, 1985

Awards, Honors, and Distinctions

  • American Choral Directors Asso., November, 2011
  • Presidential Award for Executive Leadership, Duke University, April, 2009
  • Vocal Arts Ensemble of Durham chosen as a featured performing ensemble at the Southern Division convention of the American Choral Directors Association in Louisville, Kentucky, 2008
  • Guest conductor for performance in Carnegie Hall, May 2006
  • Vocal Arts Ensemble of Durham chosen to perform at national convention of American Choral Directors Association, February 2005
  • Vocal Arts Ensemble of Durham and the Duke Chapel Choir chosen as featured performing ensembles at the Southern Division convention of the American Choral Directors Association in Nashville, 2004
  • Lara Hoggard Award, North Carolina American Choral Directors Association, November 11, 2002
  • Vocal Arts Ensemble of Durham was chosen as the featured performing ensemble at the Fall Conference of the NC-American Choral Directors Association at UNC-Greensboro, Oct. 18, 2002
  • nominated for Duke's Alumni Distinguished Undergraduate Teaching Award, 2001-02
  • James L. Nicholson, Jr. Award, for "promoting the arts in everything that one does", Durham Arts Council, October 2000
  • Vocal Arts Ensemble of Durham chosen to perform at the biannual convention of the Southern Division of the American Choral Directors Association, in Orlando, FL, March 2000
  • Musician of the Year, Spectator Magazine, 1999

Teaching (Fall 2014):

  (typical courses)

  • Music 213-2.01, Chapel choir Synopsis
    Chapel, W 06:15 PM-08:05 PM
  • Music 213-3.01, Chorale Synopsis
    Biddle 019, TuTh 07:30 PM-09:30 PM

Teaching (Spring 2015):

  • Music 213-2.01, Chapel choir Synopsis
    Chapel, W 06:15 PM-07:50 PM
  • Music 213-3.01, Chorale Synopsis
    Biddle 019, TuTh 07:30 PM-09:30 PM
  • Music 319.01, Choral conducting Synopsis
    Biddle 069, TuTh 01:25 PM-02:40 PM

Recent Professional Work:

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    Recordings
  • Duke Chapel Choir. With Cheerful Voice. 2007 .
  • Duke Chorale. Sing Joyfully!. 2006 . (repertoire from 2002-2005)
  • Duke Chapel Choir. Rutter Requiem and Vierne Messe Solennelle. January, 2003 . (live performance with orchestra and two organs)
  • Vocal Arts Ensemble. My Spirit Sang All Day.  CD on Arsis label, 2004 . (E.C. Schirmer; various 20-21c acappella choral works)
  • Duke Chapel Choir and orchestra. 10th Anniversary Concert, Oct. 30, 1999, CD of live performance. 2000 .

   Commissions:

  • Commissions, 2011/12/16
  • Commissions, 2011/12/16

   Performances:
  • Performances by the Duke Chorale and the Duke Chapel Choir, various, March 03, 2012 - December 07, 2012
    Saturday, Mar. 3 - Sunday, Mar. 11 – Spring Tour to Florida, Duke Chorale Tuesday, Mar. 13 ,8 pm, Duke Chapel – Spring Tour Concert, Duke Chorale Saturday, Mar. 24, 8 pm, Duke Chapel – Berlioz Requiem, Duke Chorale, Chapel Choir, and Choral Society Sunday, Mar. 25, 4 pm, Duke Chapel – Berlioz Requiem, Duke Chorale Chapel Choir, and Choral Society Friday, Apr. 27, 8 pm, Biddle lobby – Duke Chorale Celebration concert Baccalaureates 2012, Duke Chapel, Duke Chorale and Chapel Choir: Friday, May 11, 4:30 pm – Saturday. May 12, 11:30 am and 3:00 pm – Fri., Sept. 28, 5:30-6:30 p.m. – sing in Founders’ Day service, Duke Chapel Choir Friday, Oct. 5, 8 pm, First Presbyterian Church – David Lang’s “Again” as choral prelude for Anonymous 4 concert, Duke Chorale Saturday, Oct. 27, 8 pm – Parents Weekend concert, Duke Chorale, with Duke Wind Symphony and Duke Symphony Orchestra Sunday, Nov. 11, concert trip to Pinehurst, NC (2 concerts: Village Chapel and Penick Village), Duke Chorale Sun., Nov. 18, 6:30 p.m. - Messiah Sing-Along, Duke Chapel Choir Fri., Nov. 30, 7:30 p.m. - Messiah, Duke Chapel Choir Sat., Dec. 1, 2:00 p.m. - Messiah, Duke Chapel Choir Sun., Dec. 2, 3:00 p.m. - Messiah, Duke Chapel Choir Tuesday, Dec. 4, pm – Christmas concert, Duke Chorale Friday, Dec. 7, 4:30 pm– caroling at various Durham facilities, concert at Durham Rescue Mission, Duke Chorale
  • Performances, 2011/12/16
    Sunday, Jan. 23 (4 pm), Judea Reform Congregation: Vocal Arts Ensemble - Bernstein Chichester Psalms; Sunday, Feb. 6, 3 pm, First Presbyterian Church; Chamber Choir of the Choral Society with Mallarme Chamber Players (original instruments) - Bach cantatas; Sunday, Feb. 20, 4 pm, St. Timothy’s Episcopal Church in Winston-Salem, NC - Duke Chorale concert; Sunday, Feb. 27 (4 pm), Baldwin; Choral Society of Durham - Stravinsky Symphony of Psalms, Hindemith Apparebit repentina dies, Bruckner Mass in e; Mar. 4-13 - Duke Chorale spring tour to California (5 concerts); Tuesday, Mar. 22 (8 pm), Baldwin – Duke Chorale tour concert; Sunday, Apr. 3 (4 pm), Duke Chapel – Chapel Choir & Chorale Spring Oratorio: Mendelssohn St. Paul; Friday, Apr. 29 (8 pm, Biddle lobby – Duke Chorale Celebration concert, with food and drinks around the fountain; Saturday, May 7 (8 pm), Duke Chapel – Choral Society of Durham, Durham Children's Choir: Haydn Creation-messe and Nielsen Springtime on Funen; Sunday, June 12 (5 pm) – Vocal Arts Ensemble annual concert, Duke Chapel - Bach mass in b-minor; Sun., Sept. 11, 4 pm, Duke Chapel: 9/11 Memorial Concert: Duke Chapel Choir, Choral Society of Durham, Duke Chorale: Mozart Requiem ; Thur, Oct. 27 (8 pm), Duke Chapel – benefit concert with Eric Whitacre, with Duke Chorale and Wind Symphony; Sat, Oct. 29 (8 pm), Duke Chapel – Parents Weekend concert; Sun, Oct. 30 (3 pm), Carolina Theatre: women of the Choral Society of Durham – concert with Durham Symphony, Lance Hulme’s “Threnody for the Victims of September 11, 2001”; William Curry, conducting; Sunday, Nov. 6, 4 pm, Village Chapel in Pinehurst, NC - Duke Chorale concert; 7 pm concert at Penick Home in Southern Pines, NC; Sun., Nov. 20, 6:30 p.m., Duke Chapel - Messiah Sing-Along; Fri., Dec. 2, 7:30 pm, Duke Chapel - Messiah; Sat., Dec. 3, 2:00 pm, Duke Chapel - Messiah; Sun., Dec. 4, 3:00 pm, Duke Chapel - Messiah; Tue, Dec. 6 (7 pm), Duke Chapel – Duke Chorale Christmas concert; Sat, Dec. 10 (8 pm), Duke Chapel; Choral Society of Durham – Bach Christmas Oratorio (Pts. 1-3) and German carols); Sun, Dec. 11 (4 pm), Duke Chapel; Choral Society of Durham – Bach Christmas Oratorio (Pts. 4-6) and German carols)
  • Performances, 2010/12/31
    Sun, Feb. 7, 4 pm, First Presbyterian Church - Chamber Choir of the Choral Society of Durham, with Mallarme on original instruments (Bach cantatas) Sunday, Feb. 21 (1-7 pm) – Duke Chorale concert trip, Centenary UMC, Winston-Salem Sunday, Feb. 28 (4 pm), Duke Chapel – Choral Society of Durham: Dvorak Requiem Friday, Mar. 5 – Sunday, Mar. 14 – Spring Tour (Duke Chorale) – New England Tuesday, Mar. 23 (8 pm) – Duke Chorale tour concert, Baldwin Sunday, Apr. 18, 4 pm, Duke Chapel – Chapel Choir Spring Oratorio: Duruflé Requiem and various shorter works (75th anniversary celebration of Duke Chapel) Sunday, Apr. 25 (3 pm) – Mahler Symphony No. 2, with UNC School of the Arts Symphony Orchestra (John Mauceri, conductor), at NC Museum of Art (RW prepared the chorus of 100 singers) Friday, April 30 (8 pm) – Duke Chorale annual Celebration concert, Biddle lobby Saturday, May 8 (8 pm), Duke Chapel – Choral Society of Durham: Beethoven Missa Solemnis Sunday, June 13 (5 pm) – Vocal Arts Ensemble annual concert, Duke Chapel Friday-Saturday, Sept. 23-24 – Duke Chorale reunion, with concert of combined Chorale alumni and 2010-11 Chorale singers Saturday, Oct. 23 (8 pm) – Parents Weekend concert, Duke Chapel Sunday, Nov. 7 (4 pm and 7 pm) – Duke Chorale concerts in Pinehurst, NC Sunday, Nov. 21 (4 pm) – Duke Chapel – Monteverdi Vespers Tuesday, Dec. 7 (7 pm) – Duke Chorale Christmas concert, Duke Chapel Friday, Dec. 3 (7:30 pm); Saturday, Dec. 4 (2 pm); and Sunday, Dec. 5 (3 pm), Duke Chapel – Messiah with Chapel Choir Saturday, Dec. 11 (8 pm) and Sunday, Dec. 12 (4 pm) – Choral Society Christmas concert, Duke Chapel: Saint-Saens Christmas Oratorio and French carols
  • Sunday worship, Duke Chapel, 1989 - present
    Duke Chapel Choir performs 2-3 anthems every Sunday during the school year.


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