Archive | Music Theory Research Highlights

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Prof. Joseph Straus’s Rite of Spring project

Prof. Joseph Straus’s produced a series of 18 analytical videos about the Rite of Spring (roughly twelve hours of video), which are now available through the website http://riteofspringproject.org . The analyses are presented in a way that might be of interest to people who are not professionals, as well as by music professionals. Prof. Straus […]

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Prof. William Rothstein publishes a new book on Italian opera

Prof. William Rothstein’s long-awaited book, The Musical Language of Italian Opera, 1813–1859, has been published by Oxford University Press. Taking an eclectic analytical approach in examining works by Rossini, Bellini, Mercadante, Donizetti, and Verdi and, Meyerbeer, Rothstein uses ideas originating in several centuries, from the sixteenth to the twenty-first, to argue that operatic music can […]

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GC Professor Philip Ewell: “On Confronting Music Theory’s Antiblackness: Three Case Studies”

On Friday, March 26, 2021 – 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m., GC Professor Philip Ewell will present a talk, “On Confronting Music Theory’s Antiblackness: Three Case Studies” on the Columbia University Music Colloquium Series. Abstract: The Summer 2020 controversy over Vol. 12 of the Journal of Schenkerian Studies has changed the course of American music theory in ways not seen […]

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GC Student Michèle Duguay Wins SMT-40 Dissertation Fellowship

Congratulations to GC Music Theory student, Michèle Duguay, who has been awarded an SMT-40 Dissertation Fellowship for work on her dissertation, “Gendering the Virtual Space: Sonic Femininities and Masculinities in Contemporary Top 40 Music.” BIO Michèle Duguay (she/her) is a Ph.D. candidate in music theory at the CUNY Graduate Center, where she also completed a […]

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