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John Musto’s Second Piano Concerto

On Sunday, September 18, John Musto is to be featured as soloist with Western New York Chamber Orchestra in a performance of his Second Piano Concerto. The performance opens WNYCO’s 2022-2023 season. More info here:

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GC alumn, Soyeon Kate Lee joins Juilliard piano faculty

The music department is pleased and proud to announce that 2018 alum Soyeon Kate Lee has been appointed to the piano faculty at the Juilliard School. During her time in the program here, Ms. Lee studied with Ursula Oppens and Richard Goode. She had previously been on the faculty of Cincinnati College Conservatory of music […]

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Prof. Tania León celebrated in 45th Kennedy Center Honors

  Born in Havana, Cuba, Tania León is highly regarded as a composer, conductor, educator, and advisor to arts organizations. Her orchestral work Stride, commissioned by the New York Philharmonic, was awarded the 2021 Pulitzer Prize in Music. Recent premieres include works for Los Angeles Philharmonic, Arkansas Symphony Orchestra, NDR Symphony Orchestra, Grossman Ensemble, International […]

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Events of special interest to music theorists held at the CUNY Graduate Center

Events of special interest to music theorists held at the CUNY Graduate Center  During the semester, the Music Department presents a number of formal and informal events, meetings, and guest lectures that are available to students of the Music Theory program at the CUNY Graduate Center. These events include: Theory Group meetings: informal gatherings where […]

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Music Theory Student and Alumni Accomplishments

Recent Graduates Here is a list of (now former) students with newly minted Ph. Ds from the Music Theory program at the CUNY Graduate Center, followed by their current teaching position: Drew Fleming, 2022. “Beat Construal, Tempo, Metric Dissonance, and Transgressing the Groove in Heavy Metal” (Manhattan College).  Kristi Hardman, 2022. “Experiencing Sonic Change: Acoustic Properties […]

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The Elebash Award

The Elebash Award About the Award: The Baisley Powell Elebash Fund Committee welcomes applications from doctoral students at the CUNY Graduate Center pursuing topics related to music in New York City (this is broadly defined as anywhere in the five boroughs or Greater NYC area). Topics must seriously engage the cultural, political, and/or social context […]

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GC Professor Sylvia Kahan Publishes Chapter in Book!

GC Professor Sylvia Kahan (DMA, ’93) is happy to announce the publication of a book chapter,  “Gabriel Fauré’s ‘Other’ Career in the Paris and London Music Salons,” in the newly-released Fauré Studies (Cambridge University Press).

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GC Student Fifi Zhang Performs D.M.A. Recital–Stream Online!

On Friday, May 21st at 1:00pm EST, second-year DMA pianist Fifi Zhang will present a solo recital of American, German, and Russian composers, livestreamed from Elebash Hall. The program begins with the blistering Caténaires by Elliott Carter followed by four hauntingly ethereal preludes by Ruth Crawford Seeger. It also includes Johannes Brahms’ six beloved Op. […]

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