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GC Alum Soyeon Kate Lee Wins Teaching Award

Congratulations to GC Alum Soyeon Kate Lee for winning the 2021 Mrs. AB Dolly Cohen Award for Excellence in Teaching from the University of Cincinnati! Dr. Lee is an associate professor of piano at the university’s College-Conservatory of Music. For more information: https://www.uc.edu/news/articles/2021/04/faculty-awards-2021–soyeon-kate-lee.html?fbclid=IwAR38Ktw2uI3akXwymrnHFNnk7GyuO1ng1PpIHuV04WPWOwzJqV8YHDmTkKA

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Ellie Hisama (Ph.D. ’96, Music Theory) Breaks Barriers as Incoming Dean of University of Toronto’s Faculty of Music

Ellie Hisama (Credit: Hana Hisama-Vishio) This summer Ellie Hisama (Ph.D. ’96, Music) is planning a major move — after close to three decades in New York City, she is leaving to assume her new role as dean of the University of Toronto’s Faculty of Music. Hisama was a professor at The Graduate Center and at Brooklyn College, […]

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New Album Released by GC Alum

  Composer Thomas Cabaniss and pianist Michael Shinn (D.M.A, ’10) announce the release of their second collaborative album, Sketches of Venasque: Six Pieces for Piano, now available digitally. Recorded at Schroeder Hall at the Green Music Center at Sonoma State University in 2019, Sketches of Venasque is a 6-movement set of miniatures for solo piano […]

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GC Alum Harry Stafylakis Co-Curates Winnipeg New Music Festival

A GC alum, composer Harry Stafylakis is in his 5th season as Composer-in-Residence of the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra and Co-Curator of its annual Winnipeg New Music Festival. One of Winnipeg’s most celebrated musical events, the 30th Winnipeg New Music Festival is back January 23, 26 & 29, 2021. This year the festival moves online to […]

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GC Alum Dave Pearson Publishes Book

  Congratulations to music alumnus David Pearson (musicology, 2017) on the publication of his book Rebel Music in the Triumphant Empire:  Punk Rock in the 1990s United States, by Oxford University Press.  The book situates 1990s punk in the politics of the era, drawing together information from numerous zines, interviews with key participants in the scene, […]

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GC Alum Evan Rapport Publishes Book

Congratulations to Evan Rapport (PhD Ethnomusicology), whose book Damaged: Musicality and Race in Early American Punk has recently been published! Damaged is the first book-length portrait of punk as a musical style. In Damaged, Rapport explores how punk developed in relation to changing ideas of race in American society from the late 1960s to the early 1980s. Drawing on musical […]

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Congratulations to Alice Jones

Congratulations to GC alum Alice Jones, who is now an artist with Haynes Flute Co. Raised in Austin, TX, Alice Jones is a musician whose multi-faceted career welcomes new listeners into the world of music through performance, education, and community building. She is known for giving performances that are “lively” (New York Times), “superb” (Carole Farley, soprano), and […]

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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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