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Work of GC Composition Professor Tania León and her new “Little Rock Nine” Opera featured in the NYTimes

The Graduate Center Music Program is pleased to share that the work of composition professor Tania León and her new opera on the Little Rock Nine were featured in a New York Times article on October 2nd, 2017, following excerpts from the work being performed at the University of Central Arkansas. For the complete New […]

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Film Score by GC Student Bonnie McAlvin Premieres at Los Angeles Film Festival

The Graduate Center Music Program is pleased to share that today, June 5th, 2016 at 4:00 PM PST the film My First Kiss and the People Involved will make its world premiere at the Los Angeles Film Festival with a score composed by GC Flutist and Composition student Bonnie McAlvin. The soundtrack will also feature GC Music alumna […]

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Compositions by GC Prof. Tania León’s to be Performed at University of California Riverside

The Graduate Center Music Program is pleased to share that pianist Adam Kent will be performing a concert of piano music composed by GC Professor Tania León at the University of California Riverside on May 23rd, 2016. The concert is from 8-9:30pm in the Arts Building Performance Lab, ARTS 166, and admission is free and open to […]

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GC Composer Whitney E. George Interviewed by Blue Tapes & X-Ray Records

The Graduate Center Music Program is pleased to share an interview featuring composition student Whitney E. George with Blue Tapes and X-Ray Records, published on November 18th, 2015. An excerpt from the interview is as follows: Having recently chatted to William Basinski and Roomful of Teeth, we continue our series of interviews with our favourite modern classical […]

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GC Professor Tania León given honorable mention in Tony Award Acceptance Speech by Jeanine Tesori

The Graduate Center Music Program is pleased to share with you a video of composer Jeanine Tesori’s acceptance speech when she won the 2015 Tony Award for Best Musical Score for Fun Home. We are honored to have GC Music Composition faculty member Professor Tania León acknowledged by name in her acceptance speech: “I am so […]

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Dr. Faustus Concert to Feature a Roster of GC Composers & Performers

The Graduate Center Music Program is pleased to share that tomorrow, May 20th, 2015, the Dr. Faustus composers project will present its latest project, New Synchronisms, inspired by Mario Davidovsky’s eponymous compositions and will feature five world premieres of works for solo instrument and electronic sounds by GC composers Elizabeth Adams, André Brégégère, Nicholas R. Nelson, […]

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New Collaborative Work by GC Composer Whitney George, The Curiosity Cabinet, & Puppeteer Daniel Fay

The Graduate Center Music Program is please to share that on May 23rd, 2015, The Curiosity Cabinet will be presenting a new collaborative work titled “The Curious Tale of Ed Leedskalnin” with puppeteer Daniel Fay at The Standard Toykraft in Brooklyn, featuring new music by GC composer Whitney George, and with GC DMA alumna Alice Jones playing […]

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Harry Stafylakis wins SCMR College Composition Competition

The Graduate Center Music Program is pleased to share that the Society of Chamber Music in Rochester’s College Composition Competition winner is GC Composer Harry Stafylakis. Stafylakis’s composition, Never the Same River for two violins, cello, bassoon and piano will receive a cash award and a performance in a SCMR concert during an upcoming season. Congratulations, Harry! […]

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Polina Nazaykinskaya Awarded a Paul & Daisy Soros Fellowship

The Graduate Center Music Program is pleased to share that Ph.D. Composition and Music Theory student Polina Nazaykinskaya has been awarded a Paul and Daisy Soros Fellowship for New Americans. Polina is one of four CUNY students to win this prestigious and generous award for 2015. Congratulations, Polina! For more information about Polina Nazaykinskaya, see: For more information […]

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