The Foundation for Iberian Music has been featured on a recent episode of CUNY TV! Watch the interview with Foundation Director Dr. Antoni Piza at http://www.cuny.tv/show/studywiththebest
Original tape date: February 13, 2013.
First aired: February 24, 2013.
This month, the news magazine show about CUNY dives headfirst into music. First, we visit with the freestyle hip-hop outfit the Cyphers, who perform on the Brooklyn College campus and on campus radio. We take a quick look at the CUNY Graduate Center’s Foundation for Iberian Music. Afterwards, we go to a rehearsal with the Brown Rice Family, a freewheeling reggae/soul/hip hop band with five City College graduates. Then, pianist Quynh Nguyen of Hunter College takes us on a journey through the music of Chopin and Ravel. Mark Dolan of John Jay College offers up his very unique – and possibly quite controversial – take on Bruce Springsteen, and we close with Eddie Grupper, a City College graduate who is making his way in the world of engineering and recording music for commercials. Lastly we detour over to York College and look at the campus’ performing arts space.
Episode Guest List
Marc Dolan Author, Associate Professor, English and Film Studies, John Jay College of Criminal Justice
Eddie Grupper Alumnus, Composer, Engineer, City College
Roger Hanson Alumnus, Brooklyn College
Melissa Juste Student, Brooklyn College
Yuichi Lida Former Student, Musician, City College, Brown Rice Family
Quynh Nguyen Adjunct Assistant Professor, Pianist, Hunter College
Antoni Piza Director, Graduate Center, Foundation for Iberian Music
Sticky Rice Former Student, Musician, City College, Brown Rice Family
Thomas Zlabinger Music Coordinator, York College