The Graduate Center Music Program is pleased to announce the recent success of musicology doctoral student Melissa Khong in winning a prestigious fellowship from the Belgium American Educational Foundation. The research fellowship will provide funding for Melissa to spend the next the next academic year in Brussels and Liège to consult and study numerous manuscripts of […]
The CUNY Graduate Center Music Program is pleased to announce the winners of the Brook and Starer Awards for this year: Barry Brook Dissertation Award: Nathan Bowen for “Mobile Phones, Group Improvisation, and Music: Trends in Digital Socialized Music Making” Robert Starer Composition Award: Jessica Rudman for “First Praise” for Mixed Sextet Congratulations to Nathan and Jessica!
Wayne Weng, a D.M.A. student, is an accomplished pianist currently studying with Ursula Oppens. In early March, his performance of Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 5 in E-flat Major with the Sioux City Symphony Orchestra won the seventh Iowa Piano Competition in a contest with two other gifted musicians, who also played works by Beethoven. The Sioux […]
The Graduate Center Music Program is pleased to congratulate musicology student Melissa L. Khong on the publication of her article titled “A Neo-Beethovenian Approach? The Case of Guillaume Lekeu’s String Quartet” in the Dutch Journal of Music Theory, Vol. 18, No. 1 (Winter 2013). The Dutch Journal of Music Theory is a tri-annual, peer-reviewed journal that embraces […]
The Foundation for Iberian Music has been featured on a recent episode of CUNY TV! Watch the interview with Foundation Director Dr. Antoni Piza at http://www.cuny.tv/show/studywiththebest Episode Details Original tape date: February 13, 2013. First aired: February 24, 2013. Summary: This month, the news magazine show about CUNY dives headfirst into music. First, we visit with the freestyle […]
A “spellbinding solo meditation that hovered between Arabic cantillation and expanded Western tonality, with hints of jazz” and the “most memorable moment of the Divan’s New York residency,” wrote the New Yorker music critic Alex Ross, of Kinan Azmeh’s “Prayer: A Tribute to Edward Said,” performed at a January 29 chamber concert, one of several […]
The Graduate Center Music Program is excited to share that one of our Composition students, Haralabos [Harry] Stafylakis, has recently received a commission from Providence Premiere, a non-profit organization dedicated to advocating for new music across communities in the state of Rhode Island. Haralabos will be composing a new trio for soprano Blythe Walker, violinist Alexey Shabalin, […]
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, […]
The GC Music Program is excited to announce that the CUNY Academy for the Humanities and Sciences has designated Professor Philip Ewell as a recipient of the Feliks Gross Award. The award ceremony will take place on Friday, March 1, and the award itself will be presented by Associate University Provost Julia Wrigley.
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 […]
Composer and conductor Tania León, distinguished professor of music at the Graduate Center, has been nominated for a Grammy Award in the Best Contemporary Classical Composition category (79), for “Inura for Voices, Strings and Percussion” on her CD In Motion (Albany Records, TROY 1284). The performing artists are Son Sonora Voices, directed by Judith Cluman, with Son Sonora Ensemble […]
Haralabos Stafylakis (Music) won a $15,000 Charles Ives Fellowship for 2012 from the American Academy of Arts and Letters. The award will be presented at the academy’s annual ceremonial in May. Stafylakis, a Montréal-born composer, is currently working on his Ph.D. with doctoral faculty members David Del Tredici (Dist. Prof., City, Music) and Jason Eckardt (Assoc. […]