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Suzanne Farrin Named Guggenheim Fellow

Suzanne Farrin, composition faculty at Hunter College and The CUNY Graduate Center, was awarded a 2019 Guggenheim Fellowship in recognition of her exceptional creativity in the arts. Farrin’s music has been performed by some of the world’s great musicians and her Guggenheim citation highlighted her inventive explorations of instrumental and vocal sound. Farrin’s opera, “Dolce La Morte,” […]

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Bradford Garvey Accepts Appointment at Amherst College

Ethnomusicology student Bradford Garvey has accepted an appointment as Valentine Visiting Assistant Professor for 2019-2020 at Amherst College in Massachusetts. Brad is currently preparing to defend his dissertation, “Poems to Open Palms:  Praise Performance and the State in the Sultanate of Oman.”  Based on thirteen months of fieldwork supported by a Wenner-Gren dissertation fellowship, the […]

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Joseph Alpar Accepts Appointment at Bennington College

Ethnomusicology student Joseph Alpar has accepted an appointment as Visiting Faculty for 2019-2020 at Bennington College in Vermont.  Joe recently defended his dissertation, “Music and Jewish Practice in Contemporary Istanbul: Preserving Heritage, Bending Tradition,” based on twenty-two months of fieldwork with Turkey’s largest Jewish community. The dissertation examines the musical activities of cantors (hazzanim) and […]

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Fox and Sandoval Awarded Dissertation Fellowships

Congratulations to Daniel Fox and Elaine Sandoval for being awarded prestigious Dissertation Year Fellowships from the Graduate Center! Daniel Fox, PhD candidate in composition, received a Dissertation Year Fellowship ($25,000) for “Music, The Aftersound: Acoustic Resonance and Modes of Intervention in the Music of Alvin Lucier and Morton Feldman”; and Elaine Sandoval, PhD candidate in […]

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Sylvia Kahan’s Book Reviewed in “Diapason”

“Winnie” the Majestic review by Benoît Fauchet, Diapason, November 2018 translated by Sylvia Kahan What do Fauré’s theater music for Pelléas et Mélisande (1898), Stravinsky’s Renard (1916), Satie’s symphonic drama Socrate (1918), Falla’s El Retablo de Maese Pedro (1923) and Poulenc’s Organ Concerto (1938) have in common? All of these remarkable works, and many others, […]

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NY Philharmonic Commissions New Work by GC Distinguished Professor Tania Léon

The new season announcement for the New York Philharmonic revealed that GC Distinguished Professor Tania Léon’s commissioned work will be performed at David Geffen Hall in February 2020 as part of the orchestra’s “Project 19” initiative. “To mark the centennial of the 19th Amendment, which barred states from denying voting rights based on gender, the […]

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David Garcia Wins Book Award

GC alumnus David Garcia, professor of ethnomusicology at University of North Carolina, received several awards for his book Listening for Africa: Freedom, Modernity, and the Logic of Black Music’s African Origins (Durham: Duke University Press, 2017). The awards are as follows: Recipient of the 2018 Commendation, British Forum for Ethnomusicology Book Prize Honorable Mention, 2018 […]

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Ethno Student Lynne Stillings Wins Fulbright-Hays Fellowship

Ethnomusicology student Lynne Stillings has been awarded a Fulbright-Hays Doctoral Dissertation Fellowship for 2019-2020.  Her project, “Performing Empowerment: Children’s Rights and Musical Participation in Senegal,” will provide a critical examination of the ways that musical performance is being used to introduce concepts of children’s rights to children and youth in Dakar, Senegal.  Lynne previously received […]

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