GC pianist Han Chen has been making headlines with his recent “Infinite Staircase” concert at the National Sawdust on September 24. Some reviews below: The New Yorker – “The Taiwanese pianist Han Chen, a noted interpreter of the Ligeti Etudes and other modernist repertory, has made a blistering album of [Liszt’s] opera transcriptions.” – Alex […]
Congratulations to Distinguished Professor Scott Burnham, who was recently named an Honorary Member of the American Musicological Society. “For his contributions to the fields of musicology and music theory (whose overlap he has richly demonstrated), for his distinguished teaching career, and for his generous service to these fields and to the AMS. His path-breaking […]
Congratulations to PhD candidate Nafset Chenib, whose paper “Blindness in Tchaikovsky’s Opera Iolanta” won the AMS Greater New York Chapter’s annual student paper prize this year!
Creative Classical Concert Management presents the Carnegie Hall debut of award-winning Polish violinist Magdalena Filipczak on Tuesday, May 30th at 8pm in Carnegie Hall’s Weill Recital Hall. The program is inspired by the phantasy motif, including Phantasies by Schubert, Wieniawski and Schönberg. Filipczak showcases selections from her debut album, Essence of Violin, including works by […]
On March 23–24 2023, Visiting Scholar Researcher Liza Sirenko (Ukraine) co-organized “Fresh Science,” 17th International Youth Scientific and Practical Online Conference. The conference featured a number of scholars from around the world, including a number of DMA and PhD students from the Graduate Center CUNY. One of keynote talks was given by Prof. Joseph Straus. […]
Please join us in congratulating musicologist Lidia Chang (Ph.D. 2021) who has accepted a tenure-track job at Colorado College! Lidia is a Baroque flutist and musicologist whose dissertation, “‘Leisure with Decorum’: Gentlemen Making Music in the Georgian Era’ was advised by Stephanie Jensen-Moulton. Congratulations Lidia!
Congratulations to Ph.D. Composition candidate, Bahar Royaee, who has been commissioned by the Fromm Music Foundation at Harvard for a new composition. Read more about Bahar’s achievement at the link below! https://frommfoundation.fas.harvard.edu/people/bahar-royaee
Prof. Joseph Straus’s produced a series of 18 analytical videos about the Rite of Spring (roughly twelve hours of video), which are now available through the website http://riteofspringproject.org . The analyses are presented in a way that might be of interest to people who are not professionals, as well as by music professionals. Prof. Straus […]
Prof. William Rothstein’s long-awaited book, The Musical Language of Italian Opera, 1813–1859, has been published by Oxford University Press. Taking an eclectic analytical approach in examining works by Rossini, Bellini, Mercadante, Donizetti, and Verdi and, Meyerbeer, Rothstein uses ideas originating in several centuries, from the sixteenth to the twenty-first, to argue that operatic music can […]
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).
DMA Performance (’17) alum Chelsea Lane will release her debut album Suspensions on the Better Company Records label on December 2nd across all streaming platforms. The album draws on contemporary, minimalist-inspired works to explore the theme of “suspensions,” both literal and figurative. Pairing newly commissioned works (by Ellis Ludwig-Leone and Molly Joyce) with Lane’s new […]