GC Composers

GC Composers is a student organization dedicated to supporting the work of doctoral (Ph.D./DMA) candidates in music composition at The Graduate Center (CUNY). Founded and maintained by composers in the program, the GC Composers presents regular concerts of new works and invites collaborations with performers and ensembles, both from within CUNY schools and from New York City’s new music community. The goal of the organization is to provide a venue for doctoral composers in the program to develop productive relationships with performers and ensembles by fostering an open and productive collaborative environment. The culmination of these annual collaborations are free public concerts, taking place in Elebash Recital Hall at the Graduate Center, and other CUNY venues.

Our past collaborations have included residencies by PinkNoise, Loadbang, Jack Quartet, Mivos Quartet, Contemporaneous, Either/Or, C4: The Choral Composer Conductor Collective, Mise-En, The Curiosity Cabinet, and soloists such as Gleb Kanasevich and Miranda Cuckson.

GC Composers is generously supported by the Baisley Powell Elebash Fund, and the Graduate Center Department of Music.

Upcoming Events:

Spring 2021:
Friday, May 14, 1:00 PM EST
PinkNoise performs works of Composition Seminar composers: García, Miller, Schofield.
Recital Livestream Link (Zoom): https://gc-cuny.zoom.us/j/95813229159
Johnna Wu, violin
Issei Herr, cello
Simon Kanzler, electronics