Lina Sofia Tabak is the recipient of the 2020 SMT Student Presentation Award for her paper “Pulse Dissonance in Colombian Currulao,” which is a result of her undergraduate thesis titled, “Rhythmic and Metrical Practices in Two Colombian Dance Genres.” Lina is currently a second-year PhD student in music theory at the CUNY Graduate Center. She […]
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, […]
Congratulations to GC Professor Benjamin Lapidus, whose book New York and the International Sound of Latin Music, 1940–1990 is available now! New York City has long been a generative nexus for the transnational Latin music scene. Currently, there is no other place in the Americas where such large numbers of people from throughout the Caribbean […]
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 […]
Congratulations to GC Alum Lukas Gabric (PhD Musicology, 2020), whose book The Rhythm Changes Guide has just been published: The Rhythm Changes Guide The most comprehensive guide for rhythm changes ever published, offering a wealth of information for beginners and professionals alike. Written in the language of the working musician and clearly laid out. The […]
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.
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
This Friday at 3 p.m. GC student Magdalena Filipczak will be performing on the Chamber Music Live series curated by Marcy Rosen at Queens College. The program includes Beethoven’s Violin Sonata nr 6 in A major (Op. 30, nr1) and Prokofiev’s Violin Sonata Nr 2 (Op. 94a). The streaming will be on YouTube at this […]
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 […]
D.M.A. student Audrey Chen was selected as a semifinalist in this year’s Young Concert Artists International Auditions. Here’s a link to more info on their website: https://buff.ly/2SUyaHq. Congratulations to Audrey! This entry is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International license.