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The Graduate Center Presents Copland House: UNDERSCORED – John Musto Cello and Piano Sonata

Monday, February 22, 2021 at 1:00 PM – Musto Cello & Piano Sonata In his scintillating new Sonata for Cello and Piano, Graduate Center professor and Emmy Award-winning composer John Musto seamlessly brings together the erudition of a contrapuntal musical master, the brilliance and “groove” of a jazz instrumentalist, and the rhythmic ebullience of a Brazilian dancer. This […]

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Ukrainian Contemporary Music Festival to Feature GC Music Students

Presented in partnership with the Center for Humanities at the Graduate Center, the second annual Ukrainian Contemporary Music Festival will be taking place online from Friday, March 5 – Sunday, March 7, 2021, and will explore the role of music in contemporary Ukrainian culture and politics through lively presentations and performances under the theme “Voices Across […]

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GC Student Michèle Duguay Wins SMT-40 Dissertation Fellowship

Congratulations to GC Music Theory student, Michèle Duguay, who has been awarded an SMT-40 Dissertation Fellowship for work on her dissertation, “Gendering the Virtual Space: Sonic Femininities and Masculinities in Contemporary Top 40 Music.” BIO Michèle Duguay (she/her) is a Ph.D. candidate in music theory at the CUNY Graduate Center, where she also completed a […]

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GC Alum Harry Stafylakis Co-Curates Winnipeg New Music Festival

A GC alum, composer Harry Stafylakis is in his 5th season as Composer-in-Residence of the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra and Co-Curator of its annual Winnipeg New Music Festival. One of Winnipeg’s most celebrated musical events, the 30th Winnipeg New Music Festival is back January 23, 26 & 29, 2021. This year the festival moves online to […]

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The Graduate Center Presents – Music from Copland House UNDERSCORED: Jalbert Crossings

The Graduate Center presents Music from Copland House, UNDERSCORED: Jalbert Crossings. Join us for the virtual event on Monday, January 25, 2021 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM EST. Free; RSVP required. Please register here to receive Zoom invitation details and reminders via email. About this Event “Wonderful music, warm performances, full of humanity and empathy, confident and transparent.” – New […]

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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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