D.M.A. piano candidate Han Chen released his newest album, Thomas Adès: Works for Solo Piano, this month. Composer, conductor and pianist Thomas Adès has been described by The New York Times as ‘among the most accomplished all-round musicians of his generation’. His Concert Paraphrase on Powder Her Face reflects the glamour of the opera’s subject in the grand manner of […]
GC ethnomusicology graduate Angelina Tallaj, currently assistant professor at Guttman College, has accepted a tenure-track position as Assistant Professor of Music at Fordham University (Bronx).
Ethnomusicology student Lynne Stillings has been awarded an AAUW American Fellowship for 2020-2021 to support completion of her dissertation, “Performing Empowerment: Children’s Rights and Musical Participation in Senegal.” Lynne returned in December from a year’s field research in Dakar, supported by a Fulbright-Hays dissertation fellowship.
The music department is proud to announce musicology student Veronica da Rosa Guimaraes as the winner of the Mario Capelloni Dissertation Fellowship for her work “Reconsidering the Genesis of the Troubadours through New Methodological Approaches.” The fellowship carries a cash prize of $25,000. Congratulations to Veronica for her outstanding work.
The Graduate Center, CUNY faculty member Tina Frühauf’s latest book, Postmodernity’s Musical Pasts, has just been released. Below is a description of the book from Boydell & Brewer Publishers: “Postmodernity’s Musical Pasts covers topics from classical to popular and neo-traditional musics to concerns of the disciplines of musicology. Such varied topics mirror the eclectic and diverse […]
The Graduate Center, CUNY DMA candidate in performance and Polish violinist Magdalena Filipczak makes her Carnegie Hall Debut on March 18th at 8PM in a program inspired by the phantasy motive, including master Phantasies by Schubert and Schönberg. Filipczak also showcases selections from her debut Album Essence of Violin, featuring works by Saint-Saëns, Britten, Lutosławski, […]
John Popham and Pala Garcia have received a 2020 Alumni Enterprise Award from the Music Academy of the West, for States of Listening, a podcast pilot project that frames listening experiences within various mindfulness practices. Episodes will feature performances by their trio Longleash and others, as well as discussions with selected mindfulness practitioners. Music Academy of the […]
Pianist Han Chen may only be two years into his D.M.A. at The Graduate Center, but he’s already a celebrated performer and seasoned veteran in the recording studio. He released his debut album — of Liszt’s operatic translations — in 2016, and will follow it Jan. 24 with an album of Anton Rubinstein’s sonatas. Not one to rest on his laurels, Chan has already […]
Graduate Center doctoral candidate Emily Eagen (D.M.A. in Music Performance) will ring in 2020, or rather whistle it in, with the New York Philharmonic’s “New Year’s Eve: Celebrating Sondheim,” a tribute to the legendary composer whose 90th birthday is in March 2020. A two-time international champion whistler, Eagen was invited by the nation’s oldest symphony orchestra to perform […]
Highly regarded as a composer, conductor, arts educator and advisor to arts organizations, former Graduate Center faculty member Tania León will deliver a TEDx talk on December 15th at the 2019 Bay Ridge Women conference devoted to the idea of creating a legacy: among her many other accomplishments, her own legacy includes founding the Dance […]
Alumna Julia Grella O’Connell (D.M.A. 2009)’s book Sound, Sin, and Conversion in Victorian England has been awarded the Diana McVeagh Prize by the North American British Music Studies Association for Best Book on British Music published between 2017 and 2018. The book began as a seminar paper for Barbara Hanning’s Music Iconography course and later became […]
Chair of the Art and Music Department at John Jay College, GC music faculty member, and GC alumnus Ben Bierman has had a prolific 2019. This past spring semester, Dr. Bierman released both an Oxford University Press book entitled Listening to Jazz, 2e and a CD of his original compositions, entitled Some Takes On the […]