The Graduate Center—CUNY is pleased to announce the appointment of Kofi Agawu to the faculty of the music department. Prof. Agawu is a scholar of enormous range who has had a lasting impact on three distinct fields of music studies: music theory, musicology, and ethnomusicology. Kofi Agawu is the recipient of numerous awards and honors, […]
Ethnomusicology grad student Chris McGuinness was awarded the Nazir Ali Jairazbhoy Prize for his paper, presented at the 2017 Society for Ethnomusicology Annual Conference, “Reframed as Heroes: Communist Martyr Songs in Telengana, India.” In awarding the honor, the Prize Committee stated, “‘Reframed as Heroes’ takes a sophisticated and theoretically informed approach to the emotions mediated […]
Janice Mahinka, after completing her dissertation, “The Musicality of Salsa Dancers: An Ethnographic Study,” has commenced her tenure-track professorial position at Harford College in Maryland.
The Graduate Center music program is pleased to share that two of our music Ph.D. students have won prestigious external writing fellowships to complete their dissertations. Ethnomusicology student Brian Bond has been awarded a Charlotte W. Newcombe Doctoral Dissertation Fellowship from the Woodrow Wilson Foundation to complete his dissertation, “A Heavy Rain Has Fallen Upon […]
The British Forum for Ethnomusicology, the national society for Great Britain, has awarded the BFE Book Prize for 2018 to alumna Noriko Manabe for her book, The Revolution Will Not Be Televised: Protest Music after Fukushima (Oxford Univ. Press, 2015). The prestigious prize, which is awarded biennially, recognizes “outstanding scholarship in ethnomusicology written in English.” […]
No fewer than eight GC ethnomusicology students presented at the 2018 Society for Ethnomusicology Annual Conference in Albuquerque in November. George Murer presented his film, “Her Biji Grani,” and Brendan Kibbee was a member of a panel, “Musical Labor in the Shadows of Socialism,” organized by recent GC graduate Benjamin Dumbauld. Six students presented present […]
Josh Katz-Rosene, after completing his doctorate at the GC and teaching for a year at the Universidad de los Andes, Bogotá, Colombia, has accepted a position as Visiting Assistant Professor at Franklin and Marshall College in Lancaster, Pennsylvania.
Gordon Dale has been hired as Visiting Professor of Ethnomusicology at the Debbie Friedman School of Sacred Music, Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion. He recently defended his dissertation, “Music in Haredi Jewish Life: Liquid Modernity and the Negotiation of Boundaries in Greater New York.”
Elaine Sandoval recently returned from Venezuela, where she completed her fieldwork, funded by a Fulbright Fellowship, on El Sistema’s “Alma llanera” program. While there she published two articles in the Journal of Peace Education special issue on “Music and Peace Education,” Volume 13, Issue 3. The articles are entitled “Potential contributions of music education to peacebuilding: curricular concerns,” […]
Elaine Sandoval gave an invited lecture, “El Sistema: Around the World” for the Venezuelan Society of Musicology, on September 26th, 2016 at the Central University of Venezuela in Caracas. Emmy Williamson presented a paper “Reclaiming the Tarima and Remaking Spaces: Examining Women’s Leadership in the Son Jarocho Community of New York City” at the Fandango […]
The Foundation for Iberian Music has been featured on a recent episode of CUNY TV! Watch the interview with Foundation Director Dr. Antoni Piza at http://www.cuny.tv/show/studywiththebest Episode Details Original tape date: February 13, 2013. First aired: February 24, 2013. Summary: This month, the news magazine show about CUNY dives headfirst into music. First, we visit with the freestyle […]