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GC Professor Philip Ewell: “On Confronting Music Theory’s Antiblackness: Three Case Studies”

On Friday, March 26, 2021 – 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m., GC Professor Philip Ewell will present a talk, “On Confronting Music Theory’s Antiblackness: Three Case Studies” on the Columbia University Music Colloquium Series. Abstract: The Summer 2020 controversy over Vol. 12 of the Journal of Schenkerian Studies has changed the course of American music theory in ways not seen […]

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New Album Released by GC Alum

  Composer Thomas Cabaniss and pianist Michael Shinn (D.M.A, ’10) announce the release of their second collaborative album, Sketches of Venasque: Six Pieces for Piano, now available digitally. Recorded at Schroeder Hall at the Green Music Center at Sonoma State University in 2019, Sketches of Venasque is a 6-movement set of miniatures for solo piano […]

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The Graduate Center Presents Copland House- UNDERSCORED: November 19, 1828 By John Harbison

On Monday, March 22nd, Music from Copland House time-travels across the centuries when it features Pulitzer prize-winning composer John Harbison’s provocative quartet for piano and strings entitled November 19, 1828, the day the beloved 19th-century master Franz Schubert passed away. This eerie, ethereal “musical hallucination” invokes moments in the Viennese composer’s life, his passage into […]

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The Graduate Center Presents Copland House: UNDERSCORED – John Musto Cello and Piano Sonata

Monday, February 22, 2021 at 1:00 PM – Musto Cello & Piano Sonata In his scintillating new Sonata for Cello and Piano, Graduate Center professor and Emmy Award-winning composer John Musto seamlessly brings together the erudition of a contrapuntal musical master, the brilliance and “groove” of a jazz instrumentalist, and the rhythmic ebullience of a Brazilian dancer. This […]

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Ukrainian Contemporary Music Festival to Feature GC Music Students

Presented in partnership with the Center for Humanities at the Graduate Center, the second annual Ukrainian Contemporary Music Festival will be taking place online from Friday, March 5 – Sunday, March 7, 2021, and will explore the role of music in contemporary Ukrainian culture and politics through lively presentations and performances under the theme “Voices Across […]

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GC Student Michèle Duguay Wins SMT-40 Dissertation Fellowship

Congratulations to GC Music Theory student, Michèle Duguay, who has been awarded an SMT-40 Dissertation Fellowship for work on her dissertation, “Gendering the Virtual Space: Sonic Femininities and Masculinities in Contemporary Top 40 Music.” BIO Michèle Duguay (she/her) is a Ph.D. candidate in music theory at the CUNY Graduate Center, where she also completed a […]

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GC Alum Harry Stafylakis Co-Curates Winnipeg New Music Festival

A GC alum, composer Harry Stafylakis is in his 5th season as Composer-in-Residence of the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra and Co-Curator of its annual Winnipeg New Music Festival. One of Winnipeg’s most celebrated musical events, the 30th Winnipeg New Music Festival is back January 23, 26 & 29, 2021. This year the festival moves online to […]

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The Graduate Center Presents – Music from Copland House UNDERSCORED: Jalbert Crossings

The Graduate Center presents Music from Copland House, UNDERSCORED: Jalbert Crossings. Join us for the virtual event on Monday, January 25, 2021 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM EST. Free; RSVP required. Please register here to receive Zoom invitation details and reminders via email. About this Event “Wonderful music, warm performances, full of humanity and empathy, confident and transparent.” – New […]

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