As of 2014, all newly submitted Graduate Center dissertations and theses appear in Academic Works shortly after graduation. Some works are immediately available to read and download, and some become available after an embargo period set by the author. Dissertations and theses from before 2014 are generally accessible only to the CUNY community, but some authors have chosen to make theirs open access.

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Dissertations from 2016

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Puccini’s Love Duets and the Unfolding of Time, Kae Fujisawa

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The Versatile Singer: A Guide to Vibrato & Straight Tone, Danya Katok

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Issues of Rhythm, Symmetry, and Style in Alfred Schnittke's Concerto for PIano and Strings, Ilya Mayzus

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On the Appearance of the Comedy LP, 1957–1973, David Michael McCarthy

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Charles Ives on the Nature of Experience: The Compositional Designs and Aesthetic Programs of Three Orchestral Works, Ashleé Michele Miller

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The Relation of Analysis to Performance of Post-tonal Violin Music: Three Case Studies, Karen E. Rostron

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The Motivic Economy in Nikolai Medtner's Sonata Romantica, Nellie S. Seng-Quinn

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Symmetry and Interval Cycles in the Quartettos of Mario Davidovsky, Ines Thiebaut Lovelace

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Le Pianiste: Parisian Music Journalism and the Politics of the Piano, 1833–35, Shaena B. Weitz

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Searching for Sounds: Instrumental Agency and Modularity in Electroacoustic Improvisation, Stephen (Red) Wierenga

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Dual-Aspect Meter: A Theory of Metrical Consonance, Dissonance, Weight, and Variety, Andrew Wilson

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Snapshots, Cynthia L. Wong

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The Fourth Movement of György Ligeti's Piano Concerto: Investigating the Musical-Mathematical Connection, Cynthia L. Wong

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Anton Arensky’s String Quartet in A minor, Op. 35, for Violin, Viola, and Two Celli, Miho Zaitsu

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Sacred Freedom: Sustaining Afrocentric Spiritual Jazz in 21St Century Chicago, Adam Zanolini

Dissertations from 2015

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The Problem of Tonal Disunity in Sergeĭ Rachmaninoff's All-Night Vigil, op. 37, Olga Ellen Bakulina

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Reconsidering Organicism in Milton Babbitt's Music and Thought, Zachary Bernstein

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José White Laffita (1835-1918): A Biography And A Study Of His Six Études, Op. 13, Yavet Boyadjiev

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La Vie Dans Les Plis, Andre Rene Bregegere

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L'Harmonie révée: An Analysis of Henri Pousseur's 'Votre Faust' And 'Les litanies d'Icare', Andre Rene Bregegere

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The Symbiosis Between Villa-Lobos's Carnaval Das Crianças And Momoprecoce: A Comparative Study, Vanessa Rodrigues Cunha

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The Contributions of Earl "Bud" Powell to the Modern Jazz Style, David Joseph DeMotta

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Essays in the Theory and Practice of the Suzuki Method, Kara Eubanks

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Mental Discipline and Musical Meaning, Alice Harriet Jones

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The Impact of French Opera in Nineteenth-Century New York: The New Orleans French Opera Company, 1827–1845, Jennifer C. H. Jones Wilson

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The New York Philharmonic Strike of 1973, Kuan Cheng Lu

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RAGTIME THEN AND NOW: Composers and Audiences from the Ragtime Era to the Ragtime Revival, William Martin McNally

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Music In Poetry And Poetry In Music: Tumanian's Anush, Beata Asmik Navratil

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Common-Tone Preserving Contextual Inversions in the Music of Ellen Taaffe Zwilich, Jessica Rudman

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Twisted Blue, Jessica Rudman

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The Finales of Robert Shumann's Piano Sonatas and Fantasie, Emiko Sato

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Ecological Aspects of the Music of John Luther Adams, David Arie Shimoni

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Pagh-Paan's No-ul: Korean identity formation as synthesis of Eastern and Western Music, Ji Hyun Son

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Comhaltas Ceoltóirí Éireann (The Irish Musicians' Association) and the Politics of Musical Community in Irish Traditional Music, Lauren Weintraub Stoebel

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Performing Blackness in a Mulatto Society: Negotiating Racial Identity through Music in the Dominican Republic, Angelina Maria Tallaj-García

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Siento una Flauta: Improvisational Idiom, Style, and Performance Practice of Charanga Flutists in New York from 1960 to 2000, Jessica Lynne Valiente

Dissertations from 2014

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The Music and Multiple Identities of Kurdish Alevis from Turkey in Germany, Ozan Aksoy

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Gendered Practices and Conceptions in Korean Drumming: On the Negotiation of "Femininity" and "Masculinity" by Korean Female Drummers, Yoonjah Choi

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Different Placements of Spirit: African American Musicians Historicizing in Sound, Casey Hale

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Todesfuge, Casey Hale

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Musical Rhetoric, Narrative, Drama, and Their Negation in Morton Feldman's Piano and String Quartet, Ryan Michael Howard

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The Kalophonic Settings Of The Second Psalm In The Byzantine Chant Tradition Of The Fourteenth And Fifteenth Centuries, Arsinoi Ioannidou

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Secrets of a Toy-box: A Study of Claude Debussy's La Boîte à joujoux, Mirna Lekic

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Rotational Form And Sonata-Type Hybridity In The First Movement Of Shostakovich's Fourth Symphony, Charity Lofthouse

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Emerging Musical Structures: A method for the transcription and analysis of Electroacoustic Music, Mario Mazzoli

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A Structural Approach to the Analysis of Rock Music, Drew F. Nobile

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Melodic Function and Modal Process in Gregorian Chant, Richard Porterfield

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Analysis And Performance Suggestions For Witold Lutoslawski's Grave: Metamorphoses For Cello And Piano, Marta Reilly

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The Mad Science of Hip-Hop: History, Technology, and Poetics of Hip-Hop's Music, 1975-1991, Patrick Rivers

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Nikolai Medtner's First Piano Concerto: A Metrotectonic Analysis, Aleksandra Sarest

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October in Galicia, Karen J. Siegel

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Timbral Transformations in Kaija Saariaho's From the Grammar of Dreams, Karen J. Siegel

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A Derivation of the Tonal Hierarchy from Basic Perceptual Processes, David Smey

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The Art of the Commonplace: Found Sounds in Compositional Practice, Jennifer Stock

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Redefining Diaspora Consciousness: Musical Practices Of Moroccan Jews In Brooklyn, Samuel Reuben Thomas

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Xenakis in America, Charles Wolcott Turner

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Ralph Shapey and the Search for a New Concept of Musical Continuity, 1939-66, Barry Wiener

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At the Threshold: Edgard Varese, Modernism, and the Experience of Modernity, Robert Jackson Wood

Dissertations from 2013

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Two Sides to a Drum: Duality in Trinidad Orisha Music and Culture, Ryan J. Bazinet

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Ladakhi Traditional Songs: A Cultural, Musical, and Literary Study, Noe Dinnerstein

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The New York Chamber Music Society, 1915-1937: A Contribution to Wind Chamber Music and a Reflection of Concert Life in New York City in the Early 20th Century, Lisa Kozenko

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Twelve-Tone Cartography: Space, Chains, and Intimations of "Tonal" Form in Anton Webern’s Twelve-Tone Music, Brian Christopher Moseley

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Triadic Music in Twentieth-Century Russia, Christopher Mark Segall

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Free from Jazz: The Jazz and Improvised Music Scene in Vienna after Ossiach (1971-2011), Thomas Albert Zlabinger

Dissertations from 2012

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Grunt Work for the Avant-Garde, Andrea A. La Rose

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Politics, Improvisation, and Musicking in Frederic Rzewski's "Which Side Are You On?" from North American Ballads, Andrea A. La Rose

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History of the Performance Practice of Mozart’s Fantasie and Sonata K. 475/457, Mikako Ogata

Dissertations from 2011

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Franz Joseph Rosinack (1748-1823): A Bohemian Oboist and Music Arranger at the Fürstenberg Hofkapelle, Jan Oliver Homann

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The Art Songs of Tom Cipullo, Elizabeth Bell Kling

Dissertations from 2010

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The Piano Works of Páll Ísólfsson (1893-1974): A Diverse Collection, Nina Margret Grimsdottir

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Madness, Sexuality, and Gender in Early Twentieth Century Music Theater Works: Four Interpretive Essays, Megan B. Jenkins

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Mátyás Seiber’s Twelve-Tone Technique, Bettina Lee

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Music and National Identity: A Study of Cello Works by Taiwanese Composers, Yu-Ting Wu

Dissertations from 2009

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"A Kind of Construction in Light and Shade": An Analytical Dialogue with Recording Studio Aesthetics in Two Songs by Led Zeppelin, Aaron Liu-Rosenbaum

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Music for the (American) People: The Concerts at Lewisohn Stadium, 1922-1964, Jonathan Stern

Dissertations from 2005

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An Early Violin Sonata by Peter Cornelius: A Critical Edition and Study, Johannes P. Knijff

Dissertations from 2004

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Transcriptions, Paraphrases, and Arrangements: The Compositional Art of Moritz Moszkowski, Gilya Hodos

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An Ethnoarchaeomusicological Investigation of Highland Guatemalan Maya Dance-Plays, Mark Harold Howell

Dissertations from 1997

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An Interpretive Analysis of Bela Bartok's Performance of His Own Music, Shu-Yuan Yang

Dissertations from 1996

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Sonata for Trumpet and Piano, Paul Howard Kirby

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Tonal and Nontonal Elements in the Recent Chamber Music of Ned Rorem, Paul Howard Kirby

Dissertations from 1990

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Conflicting Attributions in the Continental Motet Repertory from ca. 1500 to ca. 1550, Young-Han Hur

Dissertations from 1989

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Talent and Technique: George Gershwin's "Rhapsody in Blue" and John Paul II's Mayday 1984 Address to New York Gay and Lesbian Socialists' League at Cooper Union's Great Hall (Transcribed into Verse from Unauthorized French and Italian Versions of the Official Soviet Translation of the Polish Original by Norman MacAfee) for Tenor Solo, Chorus (SATB), and Eight Players, Arthur Maisel

Dissertations from 1987

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Ives on His Own Terms: An Explication, a Theory of Pitch Organization, and a New Critical Edition for the "3-Page Sonata", Carol Kitzes Baron

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An Analysis of Roberto Gerhard's "Libra", Jeffrey Lynn Miller

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Sinfonia Brevis (Original Composition), Jeffrey Lynn Miller

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Voice-Leading Patterns in the Fugal Expositions of J. S. Bach's "Well-Tempered Clavier", William Jonathan Michael Renwick

Dissertations from 1986

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Linear Analysis of Selected Posttonal Works of Arnold Schoenberg: Toward an Application of Schenkerian Concepts to Music of the Posttonal Era (and) String Quartet, No. 2 (Original Composition), Edward M. Smaldone

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String Quartet, No. 2, Edward M. Smaldone

Dissertations from 1983

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Instruments in Sacred Vocal Music at Braunschweig-Wolfenbuttel: A Study of Changing Tastes in the Seventeenth Century, James Leonard Brauer

Dissertations from 1982

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The Short Piano Works of Edward MacDowell, Francis Paul Brancaleone