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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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GC Professor Philip Ewell: “On Confronting Music Theory’s Antiblackness: Three Case Studies”

On Friday, March 26, 2021 – 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m., GC Professor Philip Ewell will present a talk, “On Confronting Music Theory’s Antiblackness: Three Case Studies” on the Columbia University Music Colloquium Series. Abstract: The Summer 2020 controversy over Vol. 12 of the Journal of Schenkerian Studies has changed the course of American music theory in ways not seen […]

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The Graduate Center Presents Copland House- UNDERSCORED: November 19, 1828 By John Harbison

On Monday, March 22nd, Music from Copland House time-travels across the centuries when it features Pulitzer prize-winning composer John Harbison’s provocative quartet for piano and strings entitled November 19, 1828, the day the beloved 19th-century master Franz Schubert passed away. This eerie, ethereal “musical hallucination” invokes moments in the Viennese composer’s life, his passage into […]

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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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