Nine World Premiere compositions performed by the International Contemporary Ensemble(pictured). Music by NYU Composers: Gordon Beeferman, Ryan Carter, Moon Young Ha, Wang Jie, Friedrich Kern, Adam Mirza, Kurt Nelson, Maria Stankova and Akiva Lamcheck.
Since its establishment in 1923, the Department of Music at New York University has held a central position in American music scholarship. NYU faculty member Gustave Reese was one of the founding members of The American Musicological Society in 1934, and by mid-century the department had attracted a world-renowned group of scholars and musicians, from the pioneering musicologist Curt Sachs to the popular composer Percy Grainger. Building on this legacy, the Department established its ethnomusicology sub-field in 1978, and has since grown into one of the country’s most exciting, intellectually vibrant centers for the interdisciplinary study of music and sound. The NYU Department of Music offers studies in historical musicology, ethnomusicology, and composition and theory at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. With its leading research faculty, the Department grants degrees of Bachelor of Arts and Doctor of Philosophy.