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News about the McDuffie Center

Fiddler on the Run
Read the transcript of Robert McDuffie's 2011 convocation address to students of the Lamont School of Music at the University of Denver.

Praise from the Wall Street Journal on the New Mills-McDuffie CD:
"The disc is a calling card for the McDuffie Center for Strings, Mr. McDuffie’s training institute at the Townsend School of Music at Mercer University in Macon, Ga. Both the Mills and one of the two companion works, Philip Glass’s Symphony No. 3 (1995), are given impeccably polished, shapely readings by the MCS Ensemble, led by Ward Stare, the music director of the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra. Between the orchestral works, Mr. McDuffie and the pianist Elizabeth Pridgen collaborate on an alternately humorous and soulful account of John Adams’s “Road Movies” (1995).”   - Allan Kozinn, The Wall Street Journal (10/24/2016)

September 2016
Mike Mills and Robert McDuffie Discuss New Musical Collaboration
Georgia Public Broadcasting, September 17, 2016

August 2015
A Classical Classroom Conversation: McDuffie on 21st Century Classical Music Careers
Houston Public Media, August 10, 2015

February 2015
String Theory in the South: Robert McDuffie Center for Strings connects the past, present and future in new Macon home
Georgia Music online, February 12, 2015

A Grand Mercer Christmas set to air on PBS stations nationwide again in 2014

Center set to return to New York and le poisson rouge in February 2015

November 2014
American Public Television program Music Voyager films at the Bell House
Macon Telegraph, November 19, 2014

October 2014
R.E.M.'s Mike Mills composes, records Concerto for Violin and Rock Band with McDuffie Center, October 16, 2014

November 2013
Center sophomore wins international cello competition
Macon Telegraph, November 30, 2013

August 2014
Center moves into its new home, the Bell House
Macon Telegraph, August 16, 2014

July 2014
Ward Stare named Music Director of Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra
Democrat & Chronicle, July 29, 2014

April 2014
Recording featuring Center Director Moretti wins Juno Award
Macon Telegraph, April 1, 2014

November 2013
Highlights from the 2013 Rome Chamber Music Festival

June 2013
Mercer's McDuffie Center Puts Macon on the Map
State of the Arts, Volume 1 Edition 2 Summer 2013 (c)ArtsGeorgia2013

April 2013

Three Center students to compete in ASTA National Solo Competition

November 2012
Robert McDuffie Center for Strings to Get a New Home in Macon's Historic District

August 2012

McDuffie Center presents “McDuffie Loves Macon,” a free concert for the community
Knight Arts, August 13, 2012

Robert McDuffie and Robert Spano on NPR’s Performance Today

July 2012

Highlights of the 2012 Rome Chamber Music Festival, featuring Center faculty and students

April 2012

McDuffie Center Students and Faculty to Perform at State Botanical Garden in Concert to Honor Fickling

January 2012

Ovation Press/String Visions: Listening to Your World, Listening to Your Future



Robert McDuffie Center for Strings