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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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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 Honorable Mention for his book “Listening for Africa: Freedom, Modernity, and the Logic of Black Music’s African Origins” (Durham: Duke University Press, 2017).                                       […]

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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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Kofi Agawu Appointed to GC Faculty

The Graduate Center—CUNY is pleased to announce the appointment of Kofi Agawu to the faculty of the music department. Prof. Agawu is a scholar of enormous range who has had a lasting impact on three distinct fields of music studies: music theory, musicology, and ethnomusicology. Kofi Agawu is the recipient of numerous awards and honors, […]

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Nine GC Students and Six GC Faculty Members to present at 2018 AMS/SMT Conference

The Graduate Center Music Program is pleased to share that our students and faculty will be strongly represented at the 2018 AMS/SMT Conference in San Antonio, TX from November 1-4. Eight students and three faculty members are presenting papers, one student is participating in a panel discussion, and three GC faculty are chairing different panels. A complete […]

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