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Sylvia Kahan’s Book Reviewed in “Diapason”

“Winnie” the Majestic review by Benoît Fauchet, Diapason, November 2018 translated by Sylvia Kahan What do Fauré’s theater music for Pelléas et Mélisande (1898), Stravinsky’s Renard (1916), Satie’s symphonic drama Socrate (1918), Falla’s El Retablo de Maese Pedro (1923) and Poulenc’s Organ Concerto (1938) have in common? All of these remarkable works, and many others, […]

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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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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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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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Prof. David Grubbs to give an in-gallery talk at the New Museum

The Graduate Center Music Program is pleased to share that Prof. David Grubbs will be giving an in-gallery talk at the New Museum this coming Thursday, March 3, at 3:30pm, as part of programming for the exhibition Anri Sala: Answer Me. The talk focuses on solo and duo musical performance, phase relationships, and overdubbing in sound recording through […]

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Dr. Sylvia Kahan to be Interviewed on Smithsonian’s “Million Dollar American Princesses”

The Graduate Center Music Program is pleased to share that Dr. Sylvia Kahan will be featured in a segment about Winnaretta Singer, Princesse Edmond de Polignac in the Smithsonian Channel’s series “Million Dollar American Princesses.” This 1-hour episode, narrated by “Downton Abbey” star Elizabeth McGovern, will air this coming Sunday night, January 10th, at 8:00 p.m. […]

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Prof. David Grubbs Performing at a Benefit for the ISSUE Project Room

The Graduate Center Music Program is pleased to share that on December 9th, 2015, Prof. David Grubbs will be performing in a benefit concert for the ISSUE Project Room. The concert celebrates the collaborative work of Prof. Grubbs and poet Susan Howe, and Prof. Grubbs will be performing a solo excerpt from the piece “Souls […]

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Prof. David Grubbs to Perform at MoMA PS1

The Graduate Center Music Program is pleased to share that new faculty member Prof. David Grubbs will be performing at MoMA PS1 in “1+2+3: Solos, Duos, and Trios for Greater New York” on November 15th, 2015, from 1:30pm – 6pm. The performance is part of the landmark “Greater New York” exhibition, and Prof. Grubbs (guitar) […]

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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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