Current Ethnomusicology Students

Select students at SEM Annual Meeting 2015 in Austin, Texas.

Select students at SEM Annual Meeting 2015 in Austin, Texas.

GC student Dave Marker jamming on organetto with Giordana Fiori (theory) and Afropop producer Banning Eyre.

 Joseph M. Alpar

  • Turkish and Greek music, Jewish music in Turkey, religious studies, transnationalism, music and religious practice, nusach and Jewish liturgy, spirituality, vocal ornamentation, makam

Manuela Arciniegas

  • Central African Music, Caribbean Music, African Diaspora Music and Dance, Spirit Possession, Afro-Puerto Rican Bomba, Afro-Dominican Folk Music, Haitian Music, Afro-Cuban Music, Education, Social Justice, Healing
Joseph Alpar (back row, second from right) as vocalist and percussionist in Sephardic music concert at Istanbul’s historic Ashkenazi Synagogue, June 2015. Concert sponsored by American Research Institute in Turkey and the Istanbul Jewish community; Prof. Ruhi Ayangil on kanun, Korkutalp Bilgin on cello and guitar, and Osman Öksüzoğlu on ney.

Joseph Alpar (back row, second from right) as vocalist and percussionist in Sephardic music concert at Istanbul’s historic Ashkenazi Synagogue, June 2015. Concert sponsored by American Research Institute in Turkey and the Istanbul Jewish community; Prof. Ruhi Ayangil on kanun, Korkutalp Bilgin on cello and guitar, and Osman Öksüzoğlu on ney.

Bruno Bartra

  • brunobartra@gmail.com
  • Transnational music scenes; diasporic communities and music; Latin American rock and electrónica, Balkan beat and Roma influence in contemporary urban music

Brian Bond

  • Sufi music of western/north India and Pakistan; morality, ethics, and music; Hindustani music

Miranda Fedock

  • mfedock@gradcenter.cuny.edu
  • traditional Tibetan folk music; music in Tibetan refugee communities; intangible cultural heritage; music, imagination, affect; music and NGOs; piwang

Johnny Frias

  • Music in Cuba and Puerto Rico, popular music, transnational connections, globalization
Brian Bond interviewing Mai Dhai and accompanying musicians from Sindh, Pakistan

Brian Bond interviewing Mai Dhai and accompanying musicians from Sindh, Pakistan

Bradford Garvey

  • bgarvey@gradcenter.cuny.edu
  • Music and dance of the Middle East; Sung poetry in Oman and the Persian Gulf; Performance and the state; Cognitive ethnomusicology; Music and masculinity; Musical anthropology; Fieldwork methods

Stephanie Lou George

  • sjackson2@gradcenter.cuny.edu
  • Caribbean, South Asia, race and ethnicity, religion, diaspora studies, Indo-Caribbean music, Indian popular music, Tamil music and migration

Elizabeth R. Martin

  • Latin American/African Diaspora music and cultures, World Music industry

George Murer

  • gmurer@gradcenter.cuny.edu
  • Iran, Balochistan, Kurdistan, the Persian Gulf and Indian Ocean, Khorasan, Berber North Africa, Hadrami genres, music and (Sufism, spirit possession, subculture, language, poetry, statelessness, electrification, dance, and interregional, interethic, and translinguistic interactions and exchange), dotar, benju, elektrobağlama, oud.
Johnny Frias (right) at the conga

Johnny Frias (right) at the conga

Chris McGuinness

  • Acoustic ecology; social movements; new media; South Asia.

Natalie Oshukany

  • noshukany@gradcenter.cuny.edu
  • Music in Ukraine and Russia; Soviet Jewish immigration and popular music in New York City; nationalism; music, censorship, and the state

Rajeswari Ranganathan

  • South Indian classical music

    Rajeswari Ranganathan performing Karnatak music, with her daughters

Elaine C. Sandoval

  • echangsandoval@gmail.com
  • El Sistema, social justice, cosmopolitanism in music education, pedagogy, postcolonialism, music in conflict and peacebuilding

Carlos Cuestas and Emmy Williamson (1st and 2nd from left) participate in a Veracruz-style fandango, capping off an international symposium on the Fandango held at the Graduate Center, April 2015

Matthew Schreiber

  • Balkan music, accordion

Carolyn J. Stallard

  • cstallard@gradcenter.cuny.edu
  • Music and deafness, music and games, music education, jazz, sea chanteys, music of Québec, percussion, the vibraphone

Lynne Stillings

  • lestillings@gmail.com
  • Children’s and youth music in Senegal; children’s rights, NGOs, and activist music; African studies; guitar and kora

Farah Zahra

  • fzahra@gradcenter.cuny.edu
  • music of the Middle East; maqam theory & practice, music in Islam, applied ethnomusicology, critical ethnography, performance as a research method, sound studies

    Farah Zahra playing ‘ud

Jana Zoric

  • jzoric@gradcenter.cuny.edu
  • Popular music in Southeast Europe, music and globalization, music and nationalism, music and gender
If you are a current student in the GC Music Program and would like your name and information added to this list,
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