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Olivier Fluchaire

DMA alumnus Olivier Fluchaire, Chair of the Fine and Performing Arts Division at Manhattanville College

    Olivier Fluchaire, (D.M.A. graduate, class of 2011), was recently appointed as Chair of the Fine and Performing Arts Division at Manhattanville College (Purchase, New York). The Division counts Dance, Music, Theatre and Studio Arts disciplines with 20 undergraduate and graduate degrees and 70 full-time and part-time professors.

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Stephanie George

Student Stephanie Lou George to present at Society for Ethnomusicology annual conference

  GC student Stephanie Lou George recently presented a paper entitled “‘It used to be all Hindi’: The Global Resonance of Indo-Guyanese ‘Madrasi’ Sonic Practices for Invoking a Local Tamil Diaspora” at Society for Ethnomusicology annual conference! In this presentation, Stephanie drew from Juan Flores’s idea of diasporic music making and exchange as forms of […]

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Kathryn Straker

Kathryn Straker to present at AMS/SMT 2020 on November 14th

GC student Kathryn Straker to present a paper entitled “At Home with the Exotic: The Celtic and the Oriental as Mutual Otherworlds in British Psychedelia” at the upcoming AMS/SMT 2020 on November 14th. Congrats, Kathryn! About: Appropriations from Near Eastern music are a well-known psychedelic signifier in 1960s folk and rock, and in this paper […]

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Ph.D. candidate Stephen Gomez-Peck to present at 2020 Joint Meeting of the SMT and the AMS

Music theory Ph.D. candidate Stephen Gomez-Peck to present a paper entitled “(Hyper)metrical Games in Schubert’s Early Piano Sonatas”, at the upcoming 2020 Joint Meeting of the SMT and the AMS. About: While scholars have long recognized and engaged with rhythmic and metric virtuosity and playfulness in the music of Haydn, Mozart, and Beethoven, there is little such […]

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Martha Schulenburg presents at the American Musicological Society annual conference

  Congratulation to Martha Schulenburg, who will be presenting a paper entitled “‘Those Theda Bara Eyes’: The Remediation of the Vamp from Cinema to Tin Pan Alley” at the American Musicological Society annual conference. This paper explores the creation and refashioning of the vampire women or “vamp” in American cinema and Tin Pan Alley during the […]

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Lina Sofia Tabak presents “Pulse Dissonance in Colombian Currulao” at the 2020 SMT conference

  GC student Lina Sofia Tabak presents “Pulse Dissonance in Colombian Currulao” at the 2020 Society for Music Theory conference. The paper studies certain complex rhythmic patterns in the Pacific-coastal genre which are arguably polymetric. She argues that these patterns can be conceptualized using an altered version of Harald Krebs’s metrical dissonance theory, adding a […]

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Lynne Stillings presents at SEM 2020 Virtual Annual Meeting!

Congratulation to CUNY Ethnomusicology PhD Student Lynne Stillings, who will be presenting a paper entitled “The Right to Participation: Childhood, NGOs, and Cultural Production in Dakar, Senegal”, at the upcoming The Society for Ethnomusicology 2020 Virtual Annual Meeting! Summary: In Senegal, programs that utilize music as a means of promoting children’s rights have become a […]

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