Alumni News

Article on Workshop For the Daughters of Harlem Now Available

An article coauthored by Professor Emerita Ellie Hisama and Dr. Lucie Vágnerová (GSAS '16) on the workshop For the Daughters of Harlem: Working in Sound has been published in Sounding Together: Collaborative Perspectives on U.S. Music in the Twentieth Century, ed. Charles Hiroshi Garrett and Carol J. Oja (University of Michigan Press, 2021).

Dr. Zosha Di Castri Releases Podcast Project "The Dream Feed: Musicians on Motherhood"

Professor Zosha Di Castri has launched a new podcast series The Dream Feed: Musicians on Motherhood featuring conversations between musicians on their experiences navigating the seemingly incompatible worlds of professional music and motherhood, sharing in both the personal challenges and profoundly inspiring moments that come with being simultaneously mothers and musicians.

Dr. Kevin C. Holt Appointed Assistant Professor of Ethnomusicology at Stony Brook University, Awarded Fellowship from Cleveland Institute of Music

Dr. Kevin C. Holt (Ethnomusicology ‘18) has accepted the position of Assistant Professor of Ethnomusicology in the Department of Music at Stony Brook University, SUNY, where he will be teaching the department’s first core course centered on hip-hop music.

Dr. Sean Parr Publishes Book, Is Promoted to Full Professor at St. Anselm College, & Will Be in Residence at Dartmouth College

Dr. Sean Parr (GSAS '10) has a number of recent accomplishments to announce. He recently published his first book, Vocal Virtuosity: The Origins of the Coloratura Soprano in Nineteenth-Century Opera (Oxford University Press, 2021).

Dr. Onur Yıldırım Defends Dissertation

The Department warmly congratulates Dr. Onur Yıldırım, who successfully defended his DMA dissertation in Music Composition titled "Phonetics-based Techniques in My Compositional Methodology and Two Compositions: 'ŠÀ {karāz}' for large ensemble and 'eschaton according to bēl-rē'u-šu' for percussion trio" on May 24, 2021.

Dr. Anne Levitsky Appointed Lecturer in Music at the University of Queensland in Brisbane, Australia

Dr. Anne Levitsky (GSAS '18) has been appointed Lecturer in Music at the University of Queensland in Brisbane, Australia. She will be teaching in their Interdisciplinary Centre for Western Civilisation while also working with students and other faculty in the School of Music.

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