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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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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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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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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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