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GC Faculty Composer Tania León commissioned to write an Opera on the “Little Rock Nine”

The Graduate Center Music Program is pleased to share that GC Faculty member and composer Tania León has been commissioned by the University of Central Arkansas to write an opera in collaboration with Henry Louis Gates Jr. as her librettist for the upcoming 60th Anniversary of the “Little Rock Nine” events of 1957. The opera, titled Little Rock […]

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GC DMA Violinst Joan Plana Performs with Chicago’s Baroque Band

The Graduate Center Music Program is pleased to share that DMA violinist Joan Plana will be performing with Chicago’s period-instrument orchestra Baroque Band for their season finale concerts today (June 6th), tomorrow (June 7th), and this coming Wednesday (June 11th). Joan has had a very successful season as concertmaster with Baroque Band in Chicago and The […]

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Haralabos [ Harry ] Stafylakis to be featured in the 23rd Annual Underwood New Music Readings Sessions

The Graduate Center Music Program is pleased to share that the American Composers Orchestra will be performing a symphonic version of “Brittle Fracture” by GC Composer Haralabos [ Harry ] Stafylakis as part of the 23rd Annual Underwood New Music Readings Sessions.  Harry is one of seven composers chosen from an international pool of more than 400 […]

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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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Joseph Prestamo wins this year’s Robert Starer Composition Award

The Graduate Center Music Program is pleased to announce that the winner of this year’s  Robert Starer Composition Award is Joseph Prestamo for “Ballade” for solo piano. Joseph described this work in the following program note (quoted from his website): “Chopin was the first to use the title ‘Ballade’ for an abstract, single movement piano work. Many composers, […]

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GC Students & Alumni featured in the 2014 Queens New Music Festival

The Graduate Center Music Program is pleased to share that the Queens New Music Festival on May 16th-18th will feature two GC Music students, and one GC Music alumni. D.M.A. flute alum Roberta Michel will be performing with GC D.M.A. pianist Mirna Lekić on Saturday, May 17th @ 6pm. Roberta and Mirna form Duo RoMi, a New York‐based ensemble dedicated […]

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Feb. 28th Concert Honors GC Faculty Member Robert Dick

The Graduate Center Music Program is pleased to share that on Friday, February 28th GC students and alumni Sarah Carrier, Melissa Keeling, Bonnie McAlvin, Roberta Michel and Jonathan Singer will be hosting an exciting tribute concert event at the Firehouse Space in Brooklyn, NY, honoring composer and GC faculty member Robert Dick.  Robert has been a […]

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Pianist Wayne Weng praised for his performance with the Sioux City Symphony Orchestra

The Graduate Center Music Program is pleased to share the rave review given to D.M.A. pianist Wayne Weng for his recent performance with the Sioux City Symphony Orchestra! Wayne performed Schumann’s Piano Concerto in A minor, accompanied by an innovative video component that allowed cameras to capture and display close-up views of his hands as he performed. […]

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GC Soprano Hsin-Mei Chang to Sing in Christa Ludwig Master Class

The Graduate Center Music Program is pleased to announce that DMA soprano Hsin-Mei Chang will be singing in Carnegie Hall’s upcoming master class with celebrated mezzo-soprano Christa Ludwig. The master class will take place this coming Wednesday, January 15th at 7:30pm in Zankel Hall. The master class is part of Marilyn Horne’s celebration of the art of song series […]

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