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Ethno Student Lynne Stillings Wins Fulbright-Hays Fellowship

Ethnomusicology student Lynne Stillings has been awarded a Fulbright-Hays Doctoral Dissertation Fellowship for 2019-2020.  Her project, “Performing Empowerment: Children’s Rights and Musical Participation in Senegal,” will provide a critical examination of the ways that musical performance is being used to introduce concepts of children’s rights to children and youth in Dakar, Senegal.  Lynne previously received […]

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Kofi Agawu Appointed to GC Faculty

The Graduate Center—CUNY is pleased to announce the appointment of Kofi Agawu to the faculty of the music department. Prof. Agawu is a scholar of enormous range who has had a lasting impact on three distinct fields of music studies: music theory, musicology, and ethnomusicology. Kofi Agawu is the recipient of numerous awards and honors, […]

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Chris McGuinness Wins Prize for 2017 Paper

Ethnomusicology grad student Chris McGuinness was awarded the Nazir Ali Jairazbhoy Prize for his paper, presented at the 2017 Society for Ethnomusicology Annual Conference, “Reframed as Heroes: Communist Martyr Songs in Telengana, India.”  In awarding the honor, the Prize Committee stated, “‘Reframed as Heroes’ takes a sophisticated and theoretically informed approach to the emotions mediated […]

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Nine GC Students and Six GC Faculty Members to present at 2018 AMS/SMT Conference

The Graduate Center Music Program is pleased to share that our students and faculty will be strongly represented at the 2018 AMS/SMT Conference in San Antonio, TX from November 1-4. Eight students and three faculty members are presenting papers, one student is participating in a panel discussion, and three GC faculty are chairing different panels. A complete […]

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2018 Honens International Piano Competition

DMA Pianists Win Top Prizes at Honens

The Graduate Center Music Program is pleased to share that DMA pianists Nicolas Namoradze won first place and Han Chen won the Raeburn Prize at the 2018 Honens International Piano Competition. These accomplished DMA pianists represent what the Honens Competition deems “complete artists”: The Complete Artist is a thoughtful interpreter, a consummate collaborator, an awe-inspiring […]

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Two GC Music Ph.D. Students Awarded Dissertation Writing Fellowships

The Graduate Center music program is pleased to share that two of our music Ph.D. students have won prestigious external writing fellowships to complete their dissertations. Ethnomusicology student Brian Bond has been awarded a Charlotte W. Newcombe Doctoral Dissertation Fellowship from the Woodrow Wilson Foundation to complete his dissertation, “A Heavy Rain Has Fallen Upon […]

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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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GC Distinguished Professor Tania León Honored with a United States Artists Award

The Graduate Center Music Program is pleased to share that Distinguished Professor Tania León has been honored with a United States Artists award. GC News reports: Distinguished Professor Tania León (GC/Brooklyn, Music) has had another very good year. Mayor Bill de Blasio issued a proclamation declaring February 1, 2017, “Composers Now Festival Day,” for the organization León founded and […]

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DMA Pianist Quynh Nguyen places Twice in The American Prize 2017-18 Competition

The Graduate Center Music Program is pleased to share that DMA pianist Quynh Nguyen was named as the second prize winner of The American Prize Lorin Hollander Award, as well as the second prize winner in the Solo Piano Professional Division of The American Prize 2017-18 competition.  Praised by the Boston Globe as “a musical and expressive player,” pianist Quynh Nguyen has […]

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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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