Author Archive | Thapelo Masita (he/him/his)

The January 16th proposal deadline for this year’s GSIM conference is fast approaching!

The students of the Department of Music at The Graduate Center, CUNY, are pleased to announce the 26th Annual GSIM Conference, to be held virtually on March 24-25, 2023. We invite graduate students in all disciplines who work on music to submit proposals for presentations on any topic. We are accepting proposals for academic papers and […]

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Prof. Joseph Straus’s Rite of Spring project

Prof. Joseph Straus’s produced a series of 18 analytical videos about the Rite of Spring (roughly twelve hours of video), which are now available through the website . The analyses are presented in a way that might be of interest to people who are not professionals, as well as by music professionals. Prof. Straus […]

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Prof. William Rothstein publishes a new book on Italian opera

Prof. William Rothstein’s long-awaited book, The Musical Language of Italian Opera, 1813–1859, has been published by Oxford University Press. Taking an eclectic analytical approach in examining works by Rossini, Bellini, Mercadante, Donizetti, and Verdi and, Meyerbeer, Rothstein uses ideas originating in several centuries, from the sixteenth to the twenty-first, to argue that operatic music can […]

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Chelsea Lane releases debut album

DMA Performance (’17) alum Chelsea Lane will release her debut album Suspensions on the Better Company Records label on December 2nd across all streaming platforms. The album draws on contemporary, minimalist-inspired works to explore the theme of “suspensions,” both literal and figurative. Pairing newly commissioned works (by Ellis Ludwig-Leone and Molly Joyce) with Lane’s new […]

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Itzá García, Composition

Itzá García will give a presentation entitled: “Tempo FM: Electronic processing beyond sound” at the Society of Music Theory (SMT) 2022 Annual Meeting. She will discuss her development of the concept Tempo FM in relation to her piece Secondly… for string quartet written in 2022. The talk will cover the relationship between frequency and tempo in […]

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Peter Clark, Violin

I am honoured to have been recently appointed as a principal member of Australia’s Omega Ensemble, one of the finest groups of its type in the nation. Of particular interest to me is the ensemble’s special and ongoing connection to the US, with many new works each year written by American composers. Later this month, […]

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Joseph Vaz, Piano

Graduate Center doctoral student Joseph Vaz will be featured in Harmonia Seattle’s chamber music series on March 31, 2023. This concert will feature a piano sonata written in 2020 for Joseph by Harmonia director William C. White, followed by chamber music with members of the Harmonia orchestra. The program will include the Schumann Piano Quintet […]

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Kristofer Eckelhoff, Musicology

Kris Königin (they/he), a trans musicologist and vocal instructor, will present his work “Archiving Trans, Trans in the Archive: A Methodological Framework for Studying and Locating Our Musical ‘Trancestors’” at both the American Studies Association (5 Nov) and American Musicological Society (10 Nov) national conferences in New Orleans. Using primary sources from the 1860s through […]

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