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Angélica Negrón Feature

  Former Graduate Center composer Angélica Negrón’s Merkin Hall concert in January was covered on the Graduate Center’s website, found at this link: Congratulations to Angélica on a wonderful concert with many premieres!

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Itzá García, Composition

Itzá García will give a presentation entitled: “Tempo FM: Electronic processing beyond sound” at the Society of Music Theory (SMT) 2022 Annual Meeting. She will discuss her development of the concept Tempo FM in relation to her piece Secondly… for string quartet written in 2022. The talk will cover the relationship between frequency and tempo in […]

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George Katehis, Composition

On December 1st at Altefeuerwache Köln (Cologne, Germany), f:t trio (pianists Magdalena Cerezo, Yu-Ting Huang, and Jana Luksts) will present a concert of newly-commissioned works for piano six-hands by George Katehis (world premiere) and Sophie Youjung Lee (world premiere) alongside works for various configurations by Jessie Marino, Mauricio Kagel, Georges Aperghis, and Elena Rykova. More […]

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Tobias Fandel, Composition

The German ensemble Contemporary Insights premiered on last Saturday 22nd October a new composition by PhD in composition student Tobias Fandel ( The piece ‘upscale’ for Flute, Oboe, Clarinet, and Electronics was commissioned as part of the concert “Musik & Gegenwart 95” of the ZfGM (Center for Present Day Music) at the University of Music […]

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Gabriel Bouche, Composition

On January 14, 2023, the Victory Players Ensemble and its conductor Tian Hui Ng will give the first full performance of Gabriel Bouche Caro’s piece for chamber ensemble Ni fú, ni fa. The piece deals with ideas of colonialism and sovereignty in Puerto Rico and is inspired by texts from Puerto Rican author Giannina Braschi […]

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Tania León Gives TEDx Talk

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 […]

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Suzanne Farrin Named Guggenheim Fellow

Suzanne Farrin, composition faculty at Hunter College and The CUNY Graduate Center, was awarded a 2019 Guggenheim Fellowship in recognition of her exceptional creativity in the arts. Farrin’s music has been performed by some of the world’s great musicians and her Guggenheim citation highlighted her inventive explorations of instrumental and vocal sound. Farrin’s opera, “Dolce La Morte,” […]

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Fox and Sandoval Awarded Dissertation Fellowships

Congratulations to Daniel Fox and Elaine Sandoval for being awarded prestigious Dissertation Year Fellowships from the Graduate Center! Daniel Fox, PhD candidate in composition, received a Dissertation Year Fellowship ($25,000) for “Music, The Aftersound: Acoustic Resonance and Modes of Intervention in the Music of Alvin Lucier and Morton Feldman”; and Elaine Sandoval, PhD candidate in […]

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NY Philharmonic Commissions New Work by GC Distinguished Professor Tania Léon

The new season announcement for the New York Philharmonic revealed that GC Distinguished Professor Tania Léon’s commissioned work will be performed at David Geffen Hall in February 2020 as part of the orchestra’s “Project 19” initiative. “To mark the centennial of the 19th Amendment, which barred states from denying voting rights based on gender, the […]

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San Antonio, TX

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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