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


Ana Beatriz Mujica, Musicology

Ana Beatriz Mujica, PhD candidate in musicology at the Graduate Center, will be presenting a paper at the International Conference “Topics in Hispanic music: 18th-21st centuries” taking place at the University of Valladolid (Spain) from Oct. 20 to Oct. 22. The conference participants will discuss the application of Topic Theory to Spanish and Latin American […]

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Carlos Cuestas, Ethnomusicology

Carlos, a PhD Candidate in the Ethnomusicology Program, will present “After All, Music is the Cherry on Top:” Amateur Radicalism and Affective Strategies of Son Jarocho Colectivos in Southern Veracruz” at the 2022 Society for Ethnomusicology conference in New Orleans. Carlos’s ethnographic research investigates how young activists in Veracruz, Mexico, use the collective music-making features […]

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Graeme Steele Johnson (DMA, Clarinet) joins WindSync

Congratulations are in order to DMA candidate Graeme Steele Johnson who has recently been named the new clarinetist of the ensemble. WindSync is one of very few ensembles of its kind which is full-time and has an international touring schedule. Congratulations Graeme! More info on the ensemble can be found here:

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John Musto’s Second Piano Concerto

On Sunday, September 18, John Musto is to be featured as soloist with Western New York Chamber Orchestra in a performance of his Second Piano Concerto. The performance opens WNYCO’s 2022-2023 season. More info here:

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GC alumn, Soyeon Kate Lee joins Juilliard piano faculty

The music department is pleased and proud to announce that 2018 alum Soyeon Kate Lee has been appointed to the piano faculty at the Juilliard School. During her time in the program here, Ms. Lee studied with Ursula Oppens and Richard Goode. She had previously been on the faculty of Cincinnati College Conservatory of music […]

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Prof. Tania León celebrated in 45th Kennedy Center Honors

  Born in Havana, Cuba, Tania León is highly regarded as a composer, conductor, educator, and advisor to arts organizations. Her orchestral work Stride, commissioned by the New York Philharmonic, was awarded the 2021 Pulitzer Prize in Music. Recent premieres include works for Los Angeles Philharmonic, Arkansas Symphony Orchestra, NDR Symphony Orchestra, Grossman Ensemble, International […]

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