GC Alum Dave Pearson Publishes Book

  Congratulations to music alumnus David Pearson (musicology, 2017) on the publication of his book Rebel Music in the Triumphant Empire:  Punk Rock in the 1990s United States, by Oxford University Press.  The book situates 1990s punk in the politics of the era, drawing together information from numerous zines, interviews with key participants in the scene, […]

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GC Alum Evan Rapport Publishes Book

Congratulations to Evan Rapport (PhD Ethnomusicology), whose book Damaged: Musicality and Race in Early American Punk has recently been published! Damaged is the first book-length portrait of punk as a musical style. In Damaged, Rapport explores how punk developed in relation to changing ideas of race in American society from the late 1960s to the early 1980s. Drawing on musical […]

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The Story Behind GC Professor Joe Straus’s 2020 Wallace Berry Award

Read about Professor Joe Straus’s groundbreaking work for which he was awarded the 2020 Wallace Berry Award from the Society for Music Theory for his book Broken Beauty: Musical Modernism and the Representation of Disability: https://gc.cuny.edu/News/All-News/Detail?id=58385 This entry is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International license.

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Elebash Award / Dissertation Grant

The Elebash Award About the Award: The Baisley Powell Elebash Fund Committee welcomes applications from doctoral students pursuing topics related to music in New York City (this is broadly defined as anywhere in the five boroughs or Greater NYC area). Topics must seriously engage the cultural, political, and/or social context of greater NYC area in […]

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GC Professor Mark Spicer awarded SMT’s Outstanding Publication Award

Congratulations to GC Professor Mark Spicer, who has been awarded this year’s Outstanding Publication Award by the Society for Music Theory! The recipient of this year’s Outstanding Publication Award examines the harmonies of pop and rock music. Through a plethora of meticulous transcriptions and analyses, the article outlines the ways in which chord inversions, repeating […]

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GC Professor Joseph Straus Awarded 2020 Wallace Berry Award by SMT

Congratulations to GC Distinguished Professor Joseph Straus, who has been awarded the 2020 Wallace Berry Award from the Society for Music Theory! This year’s Wallace Berry Award honors a book that is breathtaking in its ambition, scope, and achievement. Drawing on multiple tropes of disability representation, this book explores the conditions by which modernist music […]

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Olivier Fluchaire

DMA alumnus Olivier Fluchaire, Chair of the Fine and Performing Arts Division at Manhattanville College

    Olivier Fluchaire, (D.M.A. graduate, class of 2011), was recently appointed as Chair of the Fine and Performing Arts Division at Manhattanville College (Purchase, New York). The Division counts Dance, Music, Theatre and Studio Arts disciplines with 20 undergraduate and graduate degrees and 70 full-time and part-time professors. This entry is licensed under a Creative Commons […]

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