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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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Composer Angélica Negrón lands New Fellowship & Commission from the ACO

The Graduate Center Music Program is pleased to share that composition student Angélica Negrón was recently selected as a Van Lier Fellow for American Composers Orchestra. This year-long program immerses fellows into the professional environment of the ACO as they work with the orchestra, interact with composers, and gain experience in all facets of orchestra music, including composition, […]

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Symphonic Poem by Ph.D. Composer Polina Nazaykinskaya Performed by the Minnesota Orchestra

The Graduate Center Music Program is pleased to congratulate Ph.D. Composition student Polina Nazaykinskaya on the recent performance of her symphonic poem “Winter Bells” by the Minnesota Orchestra.  Featured in a concert series titled “The Art of Russia: The Slavic Soul,” Polina’s work was chosen to be featured on the program following its enthusiastic reception […]

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GC Faculty Composer Tania León commissioned to write an Opera on the “Little Rock Nine”

The Graduate Center Music Program is pleased to share that GC Faculty member and composer Tania León has been commissioned by the University of Central Arkansas to write an opera in collaboration with Henry Louis Gates Jr. as her librettist for the upcoming 60th Anniversary of the “Little Rock Nine” events of 1957. The opera, titled Little Rock […]

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Haralabos [ Harry ] Stafylakis to be featured in the 23rd Annual Underwood New Music Readings Sessions

The Graduate Center Music Program is pleased to share that the American Composers Orchestra will be performing a symphonic version of “Brittle Fracture” by GC Composer Haralabos [ Harry ] Stafylakis as part of the 23rd Annual Underwood New Music Readings Sessions.  Harry is one of seven composers chosen from an international pool of more than 400 […]

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