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Han Chen Releases Thomas Adès Album!

D.M.A. piano candidate Han Chen released his newest album, Thomas Adès: Works for Solo Piano, this month. Composer, conductor and pianist Thomas Adès has been described by The New York Times as ‘among the most accomplished all-round musicians of his generation’. His Concert Paraphrase on Powder Her Face reflects the glamour of the opera’s subject in the grand manner of […]

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John Popham and Pala Garcia Receive MAW Alumni Enterprise Award

John Popham and Pala Garcia have received a 2020 Alumni Enterprise Award from the Music Academy of the West, for States of Listening, a podcast pilot project that frames listening experiences within various mindfulness practices. Episodes will feature performances by their trio Longleash and others, as well as discussions with selected mindfulness practitioners. Music Academy of the […]

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Emily Eagen Makes Solo Debut with NY Philharmonic

Graduate Center doctoral candidate Emily Eagen (D.M.A. in Music Performance) will ring in 2020, or rather whistle it in, with the New York Philharmonic’s “New Year’s Eve: Celebrating Sondheim,” a tribute to the legendary composer whose 90th birthday is in March 2020. A two-time international champion whistler, Eagen was invited by the nation’s oldest symphony orchestra to perform […]

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Tania León Gives TEDx Talk

Highly regarded as a composer, conductor, arts educator and advisor to arts organizations, former Graduate Center faculty member Tania León will deliver a TEDx talk on December 15th at the 2019 Bay Ridge Women conference devoted to the idea of creating a legacy: among her many other accomplishments, her own legacy includes founding the Dance […]

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Zdravko Blažeković Chairs ICTM Study Group Conference

The 16th ICTM Study Group on Iconography of the Performing Arts’s conference, chaired by Dr. Zdravko Blažeković, on “Music in Popular Theater and Ritual” is taking place in Montevideo & Salto, in Uruguay, 23-26 October 2019. The conference is locally organized by the Centro de Investigación en artes y escénicas del litoral noroeste of the Universidad […]

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David Grubbs Releases “Simultaneous Soloists”

Anthony McCall and David Grubbs, Simultaneous Soloists (Pioneer Works Press) Simultaneous Soloists is an artist’s book emerging from Anthony McCall’s exhibition Solid Light Works and the accompanying performance series Four Simultaneous Soloists, organized by David Grubbs. It documents these ephemeral events through multiple means: an extensive conversation between McCall and Grubbs detailing a decade of […]

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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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