The music department is pleased and proud to announce that theory faculty member Philip Ewell has been selected to receive the Graduate Center Award for Excellence in Mentoring. Ewell is also on the music theory faculty of Hunter College. The award is due in no small part to the enthusiasm Ewell has generated from dissertation advisees in a number of areas, notably DMA performance dissertations. In notifying Ewell of the award, Associate Provost David Olan wrote, “This award recognizes your ongoing, long-term, commitment to students at all stages of graduate research.” Ewell’s scholarly record is outstanding. As part of a plenary panel at the 2019 annual conference of the Society for Music Theory, Prof Ewell, presented a talk entitled, “Music Theory’s White Racial Frame.” The talk was transformed into a published paper in Music Theory Online. https://mtosmt.org/issues/mto.20.26.2/mto.20.26.2.ewell.html. Ewell has also published extensively on topics in Russian music and is an accomplished cellist. Congratulations to Philip!
We should note, by the way, that this is the second time that a member of the Graduate Center music faculty has received this award: In 2018, it went to Joseph Straus, also an esteemed member of the music theory faculty.