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Bradford Garvey Accepts Appointment at Amherst College

Ethnomusicology student Bradford Garvey has accepted an appointment as Valentine Visiting Assistant Professor for 2019-2020 at Amherst College in Massachusetts. Brad is currently preparing to defend his dissertation, “Poems to Open Palms:  Praise Performance and the State in the Sultanate of Oman.”  Based on thirteen months of fieldwork supported by a Wenner-Gren dissertation fellowship, the […]

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Joseph Alpar Accepts Appointment at Bennington College

Ethnomusicology student Joseph Alpar has accepted an appointment as Visiting Faculty for 2019-2020 at Bennington College in Vermont.  Joe recently defended his dissertation, “Music and Jewish Practice in Contemporary Istanbul: Preserving Heritage, Bending Tradition,” based on twenty-two months of fieldwork with Turkey’s largest Jewish community. The dissertation examines the musical activities of cantors (hazzanim) and […]

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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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Ethno Student Lynne Stillings Wins Fulbright-Hays Fellowship

Ethnomusicology student Lynne Stillings has been awarded a Fulbright-Hays Doctoral Dissertation Fellowship for 2019-2020.  Her project, “Performing Empowerment: Children’s Rights and Musical Participation in Senegal,” will provide a critical examination of the ways that musical performance is being used to introduce concepts of children’s rights to children and youth in Dakar, Senegal.  Lynne previously received […]

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Kofi Agawu Appointed to GC Faculty

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, […]

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Two GC Music Ph.D. Students Awarded Dissertation Writing Fellowships

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 […]

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Books by Ethnomusicology Alumni Recognized by the British Forum for Ethnomusicology

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.” […]

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Eight GC Students Presented at SEM Annual Conference

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 […]

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