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Music Theory Student and Alumni Accomplishments

Recent Graduates Here is a list of (now former) students with newly minted Ph.Ds from the Music Theory program at the CUNY Graduate Center, followed by their current teaching position:   Michèle Duguay, 2021. “Gendering the Virtual Space: Sonic Femininities and Masculinities in Contemporary Top 40 Music” (Indiana University).   Simon Prosser, 2021. “A Schema-Theoretic […]

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The Elebash Award

The Elebash Award About the Award: The Baisley Powell Elebash Fund Committee welcomes applications from doctoral students at the CUNY Graduate Center 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 […]

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GC Professor Sylvia Kahan Publishes Chapter in Book!

GC Professor Sylvia Kahan (DMA, ’93) is happy to announce the publication of a book chapter,  “Gabriel Fauré’s ‘Other’ Career in the Paris and London Music Salons,” in the newly-released Fauré Studies (Cambridge University Press). https://www.cambridge.org/core/books/faure-studies/CBA3E1F25CB100F5947A80290F872FC7 This entry is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International license.

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GC Student Fifi Zhang Performs D.M.A. Recital–Stream Online!

On Friday, May 21st at 1:00pm EST, second-year DMA pianist Fifi Zhang will present a solo recital of American, German, and Russian composers, livestreamed from Elebash Hall. The program begins with the blistering Caténaires by Elliott Carter followed by four hauntingly ethereal preludes by Ruth Crawford Seeger. It also includes Johannes Brahms’ six beloved Op. […]

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Two Music Department Students Selected for GC Dissertation Showcase

Congratulations to Serena Wang (Adviser, Professor Anne Stone) and Emily Weiss (Adviser, Professor Jeffrey Taylor), who are among 10 students chosen through a competitive application process for this year’s Dissertation Showcase! Imagine summing up years of dissertation research and writing in a lively, three-minute public presentation. Ten students will do just that at The Graduate Center’s fourth annual “Inside The Graduate […]

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GC Student Kirsten Jermé Performs D.M.A. Recital–Stream Online!

(photo by Ana Galizes) On Wednesday, April 7th at 1:00pm EST, cellist Kirsten Jermé will perform three solo cello suites spanning three centuries in a livestream recital from Elebash Hall.  Blending elements of dance, theater, poeticism, lyricism and brilliance, these suites demonstrate the evolution of the genre as well as its indebtedness to J.S. Bach – […]

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