The GC Composers' Alliance

CUNY Graduate Center Composers

Mission Statement

The GC Composers' Alliance is an organization dedicated to supporting the work of doctoral candidates in Music Composition at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York (CUNY). Founded and maintained by composers in the program, the Composers' Alliance presents regular concerts of new works and invites collaborations with performers and ensembles both from within CUNY and from New York's various, vibrant new music communities. The goal of the organization is thus to build bridges between composers, performers and audiences, while highlighting the musical activities of Graduate Center composers.

News Blog

Composer Spotlight: Jean-Patrick Besingrand

June 9, 2016

Listen to CUNY composers Jean-Patrick Besingrand's new harp concerto, Sur les ailes du temps. It was premiered by Carnegie Mellon Contemporary Ensemble, conducted by Daniel Curtis and featuring soloist Natalie Severson.

The concerto was recently named the winner of the Robert Starer Composition Award. Congrats, JP!


 Be sure to check out his website for more:

Contemporaneous Residency

April 9, 2016

Contemporaneous Ensemble

The GC Composers' Alliance is thrilled to be welcoming Contemporaneous as our ensemble-in-residence this semester. The residency begins next week with a reading session of six brand new compositions, and culminates on May 12th with a concert of premieres.

Featured Grad Center composers are David Bridges, Whitney George, Hyun-Kyung Lee, Gregory Menillo, and Jacob Sachs-Mishalaine.

Mark your calendars:

May 12th, 7:30 PM
Elebash Recital Hall
Graduate Center, CUNY
365 5th Ave
New York, NY 10016

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