Chris McGuinness Wins Prize for 2017 Paper

Ethnomusicology grad student Chris McGuinness was awarded the Nazir Ali Jairazbhoy Prize for his paper, presented at the 2017 Society for Ethnomusicology Annual Conference, “Reframed as Heroes: Communist Martyr Songs in Telengana, India.”  In awarding the honor, the Prize Committee stated, “‘Reframed as Heroes’ takes a sophisticated and theoretically informed approach to the emotions mediated […]

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Alumna Pianist Mirna Lekić named as a Winner in The American Prize 2017-18 Competition

The Graduate Center Music Program is pleased to share that pianist and alumna Mirna Lekić was named as a winner in the The American Prize 2017-18 Competition, in the solo piano performance professional division. Mirna Lekić is a Bosnian-American pianist active as a recitalist, chamber musician and educator. Praised for her “intelligent and sincere pianism” (Examiner), and “natural inventiveness and […]

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Performance by Alumnus Pianist Ran Dank listed in Top 10 Chicago Concerts of 2017

The Graduate Center Music Program is pleased to share that pianist and alumnus Ran Dank’s performance of Fred Rzewski’s The People United Will Never Be Defeated! this past April was listed as one of the top ten classical concerts in Chicago in 2017 by the Chicago Classical Review. Dank’s performance was described as follows: “When the pianist who was originally […]

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Alumni Olivier Fluchaire and Yoojin Oh featured in “Piano Music” Magazine

The Graduate Center Music Program is pleased to share that alumni Olivier Fluchaire and Yoojin Oh are featured in the November 2017 issue of the prestigious Korean music magazine “Piano Music,” discussing their perspectives as partners on stage and in life! Images of the article are included below. For more information about Olivier Fluchaire, see http://www.olivierfluchaire.com/.  For more information […]

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Coming to the GC on December 2nd: The Leonard Bernstein Marathon

The Graduate Center Music Program is pleased to share that on December 2nd, 2017, the GC will be hosting a Leonard Bernstein Marathon in the Elebash Recital Hall! This event will be a monumental eight-hour concert featuring performances of Leonard Bernstein’s most beloved works and some hidden gems. World premieres of new works by contemporary […]

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Work of GC Composition Professor Tania León and her new “Little Rock Nine” Opera featured in the NYTimes

The Graduate Center Music Program is pleased to share that the work of composition professor Tania León and her new opera on the Little Rock Nine were featured in a New York Times article on October 2nd, 2017, following excerpts from the work being performed at the University of Central Arkansas. For the complete New […]

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GC D.M.A. violinist Pala Garcia and cellist John Popham release debut album for Longleash Trio

The Graduate Center Music Program is pleased to share that on September 22nd, 2017, Longleash trio, comprised of GC D.M.A. violinist Pala Garcia, GC D.M.A. cellist John Popham and pianist Renate Rohlfing, released their debut album with New Focus recordings titled “Passage.” The album features the first commercial recordings of innovative piano trios, written by […]

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GC D.M.A. Pianist Leann Osterkamp to release album of the Complete Piano Solo Works of Leonard Bernstein

The Graduate Center is pleased to congratulate D.M.A. pianist Leann Osterkamp on her upcoming album release, featuring the complete solo piano works of Leonard Bernstein! Osterkamp will be playing a CD release concert at Steinway Hall on September 25, 2017, at 7pm. The concert is an invite-only event; For more information contact Leann at contact@leannosterkamp.com. […]

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GC Alumnus Olivier Fluchaire Performing at The House Concert & Gumi International Music Festival in South Korea

The Graduate Center Music Program is pleased to share that GC alumnus Olivier Fluchaire (violin) is currently performing in a number of concerts in South Korea for The Concert House and the Gumi International Music Festival (August 30 – September 15, 2017). Upcoming performances are as follows: September 9, 2017: Masterclass in Gumi (South Korea), presented by […]

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Eight GC Students Presented at SEM Annual Conference

No fewer than eight GC ethnomusicology students presented at the 2018 Society for Ethnomusicology Annual Conference in Albuquerque in November. George Murer presented his film, “Her Biji Grani,” and Brendan Kibbee was a member of a panel, “Musical Labor in the Shadows of Socialism,” organized by recent GC graduate Benjamin Dumbauld.  Six students presented present […]

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