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Suzanne Farrin Named Guggenheim Fellow

Suzanne Farrin, composition faculty at Hunter College and The CUNY Graduate Center, was awarded a 2019 Guggenheim Fellowship in recognition of her exceptional creativity in the arts. Farrin’s music has been performed by some of the world’s great musicians and her Guggenheim citation highlighted her inventive explorations of instrumental and vocal sound. Farrin’s opera, “Dolce La Morte,” […]

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Fox and Sandoval Awarded Dissertation Fellowships

Congratulations to Daniel Fox and Elaine Sandoval for being awarded prestigious Dissertation Year Fellowships from the Graduate Center! Daniel Fox, PhD candidate in composition, received a Dissertation Year Fellowship ($25,000) for “Music, The Aftersound: Acoustic Resonance and Modes of Intervention in the Music of Alvin Lucier and Morton Feldman”; and Elaine Sandoval, PhD candidate in […]

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Sylvia Kahan’s Book Reviewed in “Diapason”

“Winnie” the Majestic review by Benoît Fauchet, Diapason, November 2018 translated by Sylvia Kahan What do Fauré’s theater music for Pelléas et Mélisande (1898), Stravinsky’s Renard (1916), Satie’s symphonic drama Socrate (1918), Falla’s El Retablo de Maese Pedro (1923) and Poulenc’s Organ Concerto (1938) have in common? All of these remarkable works, and many others, […]

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NY Philharmonic Commissions New Work by GC Distinguished Professor Tania Léon

The new season announcement for the New York Philharmonic revealed that GC Distinguished Professor Tania Léon’s commissioned work will be performed at David Geffen Hall in February 2020 as part of the orchestra’s “Project 19” initiative. “To mark the centennial of the 19th Amendment, which barred states from denying voting rights based on gender, the […]

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Kofi Agawu Appointed to GC Faculty

The Graduate Center—CUNY is pleased to announce the appointment of Kofi Agawu to the faculty of the music department. Prof. Agawu is a scholar of enormous range who has had a lasting impact on three distinct fields of music studies: music theory, musicology, and ethnomusicology. Kofi Agawu is the recipient of numerous awards and honors, […]

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DMA Pianists Win Top Prizes at Honens

The Graduate Center Music Program is pleased to share that DMA pianists Nicolas Namoradze won first place and Han Chen won the Raeburn Prize at the 2018 Honens International Piano Competition. These accomplished DMA pianists represent what the Honens Competition deems “complete artists”: The Complete Artist is a thoughtful interpreter, a consummate collaborator, an awe-inspiring […]

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Two GC Music Ph.D. Students Awarded Dissertation Writing Fellowships

The Graduate Center music program is pleased to share that two of our music Ph.D. students have won prestigious external writing fellowships to complete their dissertations. Ethnomusicology student Brian Bond has been awarded a Charlotte W. Newcombe Doctoral Dissertation Fellowship from the Woodrow Wilson Foundation to complete his dissertation, “A Heavy Rain Has Fallen Upon […]

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