GC ethnomusicology graduate Angelina Tallaj, currently assistant professor at Guttman College, has accepted a tenure-track position as Assistant Professor of Music at Fordham University (Bronx).
Ethnomusicology student Lynne Stillings has been awarded an AAUW American Fellowship for 2020-2021 to support completion of her dissertation, “Performing Empowerment: Children’s Rights and Musical Participation in Senegal.” Lynne returned in December from a year’s field research in Dakar, supported by a Fulbright-Hays dissertation fellowship.
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 graduate student Chris McGuinness was awarded a fellowship from the American Institute of Indian Studies (AIIS) to conduct field work for his dissertation on electronic dance music (EDM) in India. Chris brings to his work his own experience as a Bollywood composer-producer, and as an EDM artist who has performed extensively in India. Chris […]
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.” […]
As is customary, the GC’s Ethnomusicology Program had an impressive presence at the 2019 SEM Annual Conference in Indianapolis in November. Seven students presented papers, and two others participated in panels. Prof. Peter Manuel also presented a paper, and Prof. Sugarman participated in a roundtable. The papers were as follows: Brian Bond: “Performing Pain: Emotion […]