Archive | DMA Performance and Research Highlights


Ethan Brown, Cello

Earlier in October Ethan Brown (first year, cello performance) was invited to go play a concert week at the Lyric Opera of Chicago. The company was presenting a concert starring Renee Fleming and Rod Gilfry in Kevin Puts’s “The Brightness of Light” as well as popular numbers from the “golden age” of Broadway. The libretto […]

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Maren Rothfritz, Viola

Doctoral Candidate Maren Rothfritz, violist of the Argus Quartet, will travel to Long Beach, California, in March 2023 to perform at the Carpenter Performing Arts Center at California State University Long Beach. The Argus Quartet will perform ahupua’a, written for them by Kanaka Maoli violist and composer Anne Leilehua Lanzilotti, a finalist for the 2022 Pulitzer […]

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Martine Thomas, Viola

Martine Thomas, a second year student in the Music Performance DMA Program, will present a solo viola recital at the picturesque Grace Note Farm in Pascoag, Rhode Island on February 26th, 2023. Part of a monthly recital series, Martine will share a program of works for solo viola, for viola and piano, and chamber music […]

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Jeremy Kienbaum, Viola Performance

Doctoral Candidate violist Jeremy Kienbaum will travel to the Twin Cities in November to perform as a part of the At Home with Haydn Concert Series along with violinists Aaron Schwarz (KASA Quartet) and Adam Dorn, and cellist Kyle Price (Cavani Quartet). The group will perform five concerts over three days, including free outreach events […]

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Han Chen, Piano Performance

Graduate Center doctoral candidate pianist Han Chen will be featured in the Müzewest Concerts series in Vancouver on November 25th, 2022. In this concert, two new piano solo pieces were commissioned for Han by the presenter, written by composers Alice Ping Yee Ho and Jared Miller. In addition to the two world premieres, Han will […]

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Greg Hartmann, Piano Performance

Graduate Center doctoral candidate Greg Hartmann will perform Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 3 with the Concord Chamber Orchestra on Saturday, October 22nd. In addition to this concerto, the orchestra will give the world premiere of Greg’s latest composition, Cloudburst. Inspired by film scores, jazz, Shostakovich, and even the Thomas the Tank Engine theme song, Cloudburst has […]

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GC Student Fifi Zhang Performs D.M.A. Recital–Stream Online!

On Friday, May 21st at 1:00pm EST, second-year DMA pianist Fifi Zhang will present a solo recital of American, German, and Russian composers, livestreamed from Elebash Hall. The program begins with the blistering Caténaires by Elliott Carter followed by four hauntingly ethereal preludes by Ruth Crawford Seeger. It also includes Johannes Brahms’ six beloved Op. […]

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Two Music Department Students Selected for GC Dissertation Showcase

Congratulations to Serena Wang (Adviser, Professor Anne Stone) and Emily Weiss (Adviser, Professor Jeffrey Taylor), who are among 10 students chosen through a competitive application process for this year’s Dissertation Showcase! Imagine summing up years of dissertation research and writing in a lively, three-minute public presentation. Ten students will do just that at The Graduate Center’s fourth annual “Inside The Graduate […]

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GC Student Kirsten Jermé Performs D.M.A. Recital–Stream Online!

(photo by Ana Galizes) On Wednesday, April 7th at 1:00pm EST, cellist Kirsten Jermé will perform three solo cello suites spanning three centuries in a livestream recital from Elebash Hall.  Blending elements of dance, theater, poeticism, lyricism and brilliance, these suites demonstrate the evolution of the genre as well as its indebtedness to J.S. Bach – […]

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