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Zdravko Blažeković Chairs ICTM Study Group Conference

The 16th ICTM Study Group on Iconography of the Performing Arts’s conference, chaired by Dr. Zdravko Blažeković, on “Music in Popular Theater and Ritual” is taking place in Montevideo & Salto, in Uruguay, 23-26 October 2019. The conference is locally organized by the Centro de Investigación en artes y escénicas del litoral noroeste of the Universidad […]

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Bradford Garvey Accepts Appointment at Amherst College

Ethnomusicology student Bradford Garvey has accepted an appointment as Valentine Visiting Assistant Professor for 2019-2020 at Amherst College in Massachusetts. Brad is currently preparing to defend his dissertation, “Poems to Open Palms:  Praise Performance and the State in the Sultanate of Oman.”  Based on thirteen months of fieldwork supported by a Wenner-Gren dissertation fellowship, the […]

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Joseph Alpar Accepts Appointment at Bennington College

Ethnomusicology student Joseph Alpar has accepted an appointment as Visiting Faculty for 2019-2020 at Bennington College in Vermont.  Joe recently defended his dissertation, “Music and Jewish Practice in Contemporary Istanbul: Preserving Heritage, Bending Tradition,” based on twenty-two months of fieldwork with Turkey’s largest Jewish community. The dissertation examines the musical activities of cantors (hazzanim) and […]

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David Garcia Wins Book Award

GC alumnus David Garcia, professor of ethnomusicology at University of North Carolina, received several awards for his book Listening for Africa: Freedom, Modernity, and the Logic of Black Music’s African Origins (Durham: Duke University Press, 2017). The awards are as follows: Recipient of the 2018 Commendation, British Forum for Ethnomusicology Book Prize Honorable Mention, 2018 […]

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Books by Ethnomusicology Alumni Recognized by the British Forum for Ethnomusicology

The British Forum for Ethnomusicology, the national society for Great Britain, has awarded the BFE Book Prize for 2018 to alumna Noriko Manabe for her book, The Revolution Will Not Be Televised: Protest Music after Fukushima (Oxford Univ. Press, 2015). The prestigious prize, which is awarded biennially, recognizes “outstanding scholarship in ethnomusicology written in English.” […]

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Alumna Pianist Mirna Lekić named as a Winner in The American Prize 2017-18 Competition

The Graduate Center Music Program is pleased to share that pianist and alumna Mirna Lekić was named as a winner in the The American Prize 2017-18 Competition, in the solo piano performance professional division. Mirna Lekić is a Bosnian-American pianist active as a recitalist, chamber musician and educator. Praised for her “intelligent and sincere pianism” (Examiner), and “natural inventiveness and […]

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Performance by Alumnus Pianist Ran Dank listed in Top 10 Chicago Concerts of 2017

The Graduate Center Music Program is pleased to share that pianist and alumnus Ran Dank’s performance of Fred Rzewski’s The People United Will Never Be Defeated! this past April was listed as one of the top ten classical concerts in Chicago in 2017 by the Chicago Classical Review. Dank’s performance was described as follows: “When the pianist who was originally […]

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Alumni Olivier Fluchaire and Yoojin Oh featured in “Piano Music” Magazine

The Graduate Center Music Program is pleased to share that alumni Olivier Fluchaire and Yoojin Oh are featured in the November 2017 issue of the prestigious Korean music magazine “Piano Music,” discussing their perspectives as partners on stage and in life! Images of the article are included below. For more information about Olivier Fluchaire, see http://www.olivierfluchaire.com/.  For more information […]

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