Graduate News

"Each flows into the other"

Bryan Christian's (Ph.D. composition, 2015) new CD, "Each flows into the other," released by Irritable Hedgehog Music

Monday, June 24, 2019
Commissioned and recorded with the support of New Music USA, "Each flows into the other" is available digitally or as a 2 CD album. From the album's liner notes by ethnomusicologist Rebecca Lentjes: "Dual sound worlds flowing into and out of each other, converging and then... Read More »
Brian Ferneyhough and Eren Gümrükçüoğlu

Graduate composer Eren Gümrükçüoğlu participates in June in Buffalo conference

Wednesday, June 12, 2019
Presented by the Department of Music and The Robert and Carol Morris Center for 21st Century Music, June in Buffalo, a festival and conference dedicated to composers, took place June 3-9 2019 at the University at Buffalo. An invited composer, Eren's Bozkir was performed by Mivos Quartet... Read More »
Dayton Kinney

Graduate composer Dayton Kinney is an invited finalist for the 15th Thailand International Composers Competition “Rapee Sagarik Composition Prize”

Monday, May 6, 2019
Kinney's piece "Hand Carved Names and Railroad Tracks" will be premiered by the Grey Matter Ensemble on August 9, 2019 at MACM hall. One winner will be awarded an honorarium of $1,500 at the conclusion of the festival and competition.  The Thailand International Composition Festival (... Read More »
Candace Bailey and Giuseppe Gerbino

Two musicology alumni named 2019-2020 National Humanities Center Fellows

Tuesday, April 23, 2019
Candace Bailey is Professor of Music at North Carolina Central University. Her NHC project is Women, Music, and the Performance of Gentility in the Mid-Nineteenth Century South (Mellon-HBCU Fellowship), under contract with the University of Illinois Press. Professor Bailey was a 2016-17... Read More »
Salome's Dance

Robert Parkins's new CD, "Salome's Dance," released by Loft Recordings

Tuesday, April 16, 2019
Dr. Parkins’s eighth solo recording features late German Romantic music (Max Reger and Richard Strauss) and works by American composers (Florence Price, Kent Kennan, Robert Ward, Adophus Hailstork, and Dan Locklair). Among them are world premiere recordings of three pieces as well as first... Read More »
Light Dances

New digital release of Stephen Jaffe's Light Dances: Chamber Concerto No. 2

Tuesday, April 9, 2019
This performance of Light Dances by the Da Capo Chamber Players (Bridge Records) gives equal measure to the composition's poetry and electrifying energy. Jaffe writes: "I love to work on chamber music intensively, I love to rethink ensembles, and I love to seek new musical ground,... Read More »
Matthew Zeller

Musicology Ph.D. candidate Matthew Zeller to deliver presentations at the Society for Seventeenth-Century Music annual conference (Durham, NC) and Syntagma Musicum 1619-2019 (Ljubljana, Slovenia)

Tuesday, March 19, 2019
Zeller will deliver his presentation at the Society for Seventeenth-Century Music annual conference on April 6 and at the Syntagma Musicum 1619-2019 International Musicological Conference on April 8, 2019. Abstract: The four-hundredth anniversary of Praetorius’s De Organographia... Read More »
Help! cover art

New radio interview with Professor Thomas Brothers about his book, "Help!: The Beatles, Duke Ellington, and the Magic of Collaboration"

Tuesday, March 19, 2019
Listen to Martin Bandyke's in-depth interview with Thomas Brothers. Help! The Beatles, Duke Ellington, and the Magic of Collaboration was released by W.W. Norton in October 2018. It argues compellingly that a cooperative dynamic was the primary reason for the success and longevity... Read More »
James Budinich

Graduate composer James Budinich collaborates with Pigeonwing Dance for CUNY Dance Initiative

Tuesday, March 19, 2019
Known for her elegant and playful choreography, Gabrielle Lamb is the recipient of a Princess Grace Award for Choreography and recently participated in ABT’s inaugural Choreographic Incubator. In this world premiere collaboration with composer James Budinich, Lamb adapts the tensile intricacy of... Read More »
Scott Lee

Scott Lee (Ph.D. composition, 2018) appointed Assistant Professor of Composition at the University of Florida (UF)

Friday, March 1, 2019
In addition to preparing for his new faculty position, Lee is currently working on a commission from the Tanglewood Music Festival for brass ensemble, to be premiered this summer at the Festival. He has also been commissioned by the Atlanta Symphony Youth Orchestra (ASYO) for an... Read More »

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