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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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Nine GC Students and Six GC Faculty Members to present at 2018 AMS/SMT Conference

The Graduate Center Music Program is pleased to share that our students and faculty will be strongly represented at the 2018 AMS/SMT Conference in San Antonio, TX from November 1-4. Eight students and three faculty members are presenting papers, one student is participating in a panel discussion, and three GC faculty are chairing different panels. A complete […]

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The 2016 AMS/SMT Conference a Major Success for GC and CUNY Scholars

The Graduate Center Music Program is pleased to share that the 2016 AMS/SMT Conference was an incredible success for our students, faculty, and alumni! Six GC students presented papers, one student participated in a panel discussion, GC faculty chaired six different paper panels, four faculty members presented papers, faculty members were represented five times on special […]

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2014 Barry Brook Dissertation Award Winners Announced

The Graduate Center Music Program is pleased to announce that there are two co-winners of 2014 Barry Brook Dissertation Award. The committee has also decided to grant an Honorable Mention to a third. The winners are: Drew Nobile, “A Structural Approach to the Analysis of Rock Music” Jordan Stokes, “Music and Genre in Film: Aesthetics […]

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Polina Nazaykinskaya Awarded a Paul & Daisy Soros Fellowship

The Graduate Center Music Program is pleased to share that Ph.D. Composition and Music Theory student Polina Nazaykinskaya has been awarded a Paul and Daisy Soros Fellowship for New Americans. Polina is one of four CUNY students to win this prestigious and generous award for 2015. Congratulations, Polina! For more information about Polina Nazaykinskaya, see: For more information […]

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Two GC Music Students featured in the American Music Review

The Graduate Center Music Program is pleased to share that two Graduate Center music students, Michael P. Lupo and Lindsey Eckenroth, are featured in the American Music Review’s recent special issue publication on Women and Popular Music. Information regarding the article publications are as follows: American Music Review, Vol. XLIII, No. 2, Spring 2014: Lullabies, Schoolyard […]

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Theorist Daniel Fox published in Perspectives of New Music

The Graduate Center Music Program is pleased to share that music theorist Daniel Fox’s article titled “Multiple Time-scales in Adès’s Rings” was published in the recent volume of Perspective of New Music. Details regarding the publication are as follows: “Multiple Time-scales in Adès’s Rings” Perspectives of New Music Volume 52 No. 1 Winter 2014 For more information about […]

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Theorist Zachary Bernstein wins the 2014 Patricia Carpenter Emerging Scholar Award

The Graduate Center Music Program is pleased to announce that theorist Zachary Bernstein was awarded the 2014 Patricia Carpenter Emerging Scholar Award from the Music Theory Society of New York State for his paper titled “The Problem of Completion in Milton Babbitt’s Music and Thought.” As part of the award, the paper will be published in an upcoming […]

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Four GC Scholars to Present at the Fifth Annual International Schenker Symposium

Four Graduate Center Scholars will be presenting papers at the Fifth Annual International Schenker Symposium, hosted by Mannes College of Music on March 15th-17th, 2013. On Friday, March 15th, 2013: Bill Rothstein, “Absence and Ambiguity in Schumann’s Manfred Overture” On Saturday, March 16th, 2013: David Gagné, “The Notion of Quintteiller in Schenker’s Published Writings” On Sunday, March 17th, 2013: Ryan Jones, […]

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Three GC Scholars to Present at AMSGNY Opera Meeting

On February 16th, 2013, three Graduate Center scholars will be presenting papers at the AMS Greater New York Chapter winter meeting: Professor Emeritus Dr. Barbara Hanning will be presenting “Powerless Spirit: Echo on the Musical Stage of the Late Renaissance”, doctoral student in music theory Ji Yeon Lee will be presenting “Critical Reflections on Robert Lepage’s […]

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