Philip Stoecker (CUNY 2003) received the Outstanding Multi-Author Collection Award for co-editing (with Edward Venn) the book Adès Studies (Cambridge: CUP, 2021). Among other essays, this book features the article “Sonic Allegory in Adès’s The Exterminating Angel” by CUNY professor Yayoi Uno Everett.
Noriko Manabe (CUNY 2009) received the SMT 2022 Outstanding Publication Award for her article “We gon’ be alright? The ambiguities of Kendrick Lamar’s protest anthem,” Music Theory Online, 25(1).
Augustina Checa completed her dissertation in record time and is now on the tenure track as an assistant professor of Music, Multimedia, Theatre and Dance Department at Lehman College. Learn more about her inspiring story here: https://www.gc.cuny.edu/news/alum-joins-tenure-track-lehman-after-writing-her-dissertation-record-time
NYU Percussion Ensemble on ESPN’s Sunday NFL Countdown This weekend’s broadcast of Sunday NFL Countdown on ESPN will feature a performance of NYU Percussion faculty member Javier Diaz’s arrangement of “In the Air Tonight” by the NYU Percussion Ensemble, directed by Jonathan Haas. On the 40th anniversary of the release of the Phil Collins song, NFL players from across the […]
Please join us in congratulating one recent and one soon-to-be alum on the following: (1) Dr. Noel Torres-Rivera, who completed his dissertation a few months ago, was offered a tenure-track Assistant Professor position at University of Missouri Kansas City (UMKC). (2) Michèle Dugay (who will defend her dissertation in July) was offered a tenure-track Assistant Professor […]
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
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, […]
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 […]
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 […]
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, […]
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 […]
Congratulations to GC Alum Lukas Gabric (PhD Musicology, 2020), whose book The Rhythm Changes Guide has just been published: The Rhythm Changes Guide The most comprehensive guide for rhythm changes ever published, offering a wealth of information for beginners and professionals alike. Written in the language of the working musician and clearly laid out. The […]