Emine Durakoglu

Teaching Professor

School: College of Arts and Letters

Building: Morton

Room: 112

Phone: (201) 216-5171

Fax: (201) 216-8245

Email: edurakog@stevens.edu


  • PhD (1997) New York University (Music Theory and Performance)
  • MM (1987) Juilliard School of Music (Music-Piano )
  • BM (1982) Mimar Sinan Univ.-Istanbul Conservatory (Piano Performance)
  • Other (1980) Istanbul Municipal Conservatory (Piano Performance and Composition)

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General Information

Research/ Publication

Philosophical Thoughts and Musical Experiments of F. Nietzsche: Analysis of Selected Piano Works


A Turk in America: Chamber Music and Solo Piano works by M. N. Beken 2019 North-South Consonance Inc.

Dances through the Keyboard, 2016 recorded at Jazz at Lincoln Center

Twelve Piano Etudes of Claude Debussy, 2011

Favorite Piano Works, 2009
Alla Turca, 2006


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Beethoven@Stevens: A Virtual Festival-Lecture Performance
S.C. Williams Library at Stevens, 2020

A Musical Journey with the Orient Express: DeBaun Auditorium At Stevens, 2019

10th World Piano Conference: Piano works of F. Nietzsche, 2018-Novi Sad, Serbia

Radio Interview and Performance at Cazkolik, Istanbul, January 2016.

Solo Performance at Shangri-La in Istanbul, December 2015Lecture-Recital on

Debussy’s Piano Etudes: Novi Sad, Serbia, June 2015
Program and Interview in

“Miniatures”: TRT Istanbul Radio Station on July 8, 2014.

Performance of solo piano works of Turkey’s leading electronic music composer Ilhan Mimaroglu: The International Ankara Jazz Festival, June 14, 2014.

“From Bach to Buenos Aires” at the Classical Concert Series of St. Peter’s Church in New York City, May 26, 2014.

An Evening of Piano and Dance Music: The Samuel C. William Library, Stevens Institute of Technology, November 22, 2013

A Musical Journey with the Orient Express: Grand Hall at the Pera Palas Hotel, Istanbul-Turkey, September 6, 2013

Rhythms and Dances with Musica Mundana: Series of Latin American Music at Drom in New York City, May 23, 2013

Music of the Sephardic and Turkish Cultures: The Embassy of the Republic of Turkey in Washington DC, March 21, 2013

Songs and Dances from Distant Lands: DeBaun Auditorium at the Stevens Institute of Technology, November 28, 2012

A Musical Journey with the Orient Express: The Allen Room at the Frederick P. Rose Hall, home of Jazz at Lincoln Center, June 2, 2012


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Since her acclaimed New York Debut Recital, Aysegul Durakoglu has been concertizing as soloist and chamber musician nationally and internationally. She was featured as soloist in the International Istanbul Music Festival with James Galway, 2014 International Ankara jazz Festival, Contemporary Music Festivals in Russia, Musical Intersections and International Niagara Chamber Music Festival in Canada, Borges Cultural Center in Buenos Aires, and recently participated in the World Piano Conference 2015 in Serbia. She has also appeared as soloist with major orchestras in Turkey and has been featured in radio and television programs in the States and abroad.

Aysegul began her musical life in Istanbul and received her Bachelor of Music degree at the Istanbul State Conservatory. As a recipient of a scholarship, she came to the United States to pursue her graduate studies. She received her Master’s from the Juilliard School and a Ph.D. degree with notable distinction at the New York University where she also served on the piano faculty. As a member of the NYU Chamber Music Society she premiered numerous works at Merkin Hall and won the NYU’s Chamber Music Special Award.

Durakoglu has been the director of the Chamber Music Society, Musica Mundana and has presented chamber music programs in major venues like the Jazz at Lincoln Center in NY, Merkin Concert Hall, and Jumeirah Pera-Palas in Istanbul. Most recently, she has released an album titled “Dances through the Keyboard” featuring the piano works of Bach, Chopin, and Debussy. Dr. Durakoglu has been a faculty member in the Music and Technology Division of CAL, at the Stevens Institute of Technology.


Institutional Service
  • Monitoring M101-Keyboard Lab and Distribution of Keyboards Member
  • Coordination of Private Instructions and Recitals Chair
  • Portfolio Review of Undergraduate Applications Member
  • Coordination of Private lessons Chair
  • Coordination of Student Recital Member
  • Monitoring M101-Keyboard Lab Member
  • Portfolio Review Member
  • Portfolio Webinar Member
  • Monitoring M101; Piano Tuning and Keyboard Repair Member
  • Music and Technology Program: Coordinating Private Instruction Chair
  • M&T Program: Coordinating Student Recitals Chair
  • Representation of M&T and CAL in Admitted Student Weekend Member
  • M&T Faculty Search Committee Member
  • M&T Program: Portfolio Review for Admissions Member
Professional Service
  • Ataturk Society of America NGO Member-Representative of ASA to the United Nations
  • Musica Mundana, Chamber Music Society Director
  • WPTA-International World Piano Teachers' Association Member of World Piano Teachers' Association
  • Director of the Chamber Music Society, Musica Mundana
  • Nietzsche Circle of New York Member
  • ASA DPI-NGO Representative to the UN
Consulting Service

Organization of Performance and Lecture events at Stevens
Coordinator of HMU-496 Private Instruction and HMU 497-Recital
Coordinator of student monitors and responsibilities in the keyboard Lab, M101.

Innovation and Entrepreneurship

Organization of Chamber Music Performances for the Stevens and Hoboken communities

Virtual Festival: Beethoven@Stevens (11/2020)

Chamber Music Concert: A Musical Journey with the Orient Express at Debaun Auditorium (02/2019)

Honors and Awards

NYU PhD Dissertation, Notable Distinction NYU Chamber Music Society’s Special Award for Leadership

Contribution Award by ASA-USA, 2018

Travel Grants to participate in the International Conferences in Berlin, Canada, Serbia, and the United States

Professional Societies
  • ASA – Ataturk Society of America Senior member
  • WPTA – World Piano Teacher Association Member
  • ASA – UN-NGO Representative to the United Nations Member
  • CMA – Chamber Music America Member
  • CMS – College Music Society Member
  • MMCMS – Musica Mundana Chamber Music Society Senior member
  • WPTA – World Piano Teachers Association Member
  • NC-NY – Nietzche Circle/New York Member
Selected Publications
Book Chapter
    CD Album
    1. Durakoglu, A. (2019). A Turk in America. Piano and Chamber Music Compositions by Munir Nurettin Beken (N/S R 1067 ed., vol. 1, pp. NA). Albany, New York: North/South Consonance.

    HMU 101 (LFC) and 102- History of Western Music
    HMU 220 and 221-Keyboard Studies 1 and 2
    HMU 322 and 324-Keybaord Studeis 3 and 4
    HMU 350-Music of the Eas. Mediterranean Cultures
    HMU 496-Private Instruction (piano)