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CMS June Spotlight-Gwyneth Bravo, CMS International Chapter President Meet Dr. Gwyneth Bravo, President of the newly formed CMS International Chapter”

College Music Society. June Newsletter “Spotlight,” USA, June 4, 2024

Abu Dhabi UAE: Marking its 15th anniversary, The NYU Abu Dhabi (NYUAD) Institute takes center stage this spring with a series of lectures and conferences on topics [including] Harmonizing Hope: The Resilient Journey of the Afghanistan National Institute of Music.
Speaker: Dr. Ahmad Naser Sarmast, Founder and Director, Afghanistan National Institute of Music (ANIM); UNESCO’s Second Annual Cultural Heritage Rescue Prize 
Zawya Press Release | Abu Dhabi, UAE | February 5, 2024

MUSICOLOGY SERIES: HARMONIZING HOPE: THE RESILIENT JOURNEY OF THE AFGHANISTAN NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF MUSIC. Join us for a fascinating and insightful one-hour talk with Dr Ahmad Sarmast, the Founder and Director of the Afghanistan National Institute of Music (ANIM). In partnership with NYU Abu Dhabi Institute. 07 Feb. 2024 – NYUAD Institute | 6:30-8 PM

Welcome to the NYU Migration Network September 2023 Digest
New Publication Alert: Gwyneth Bravo Congratulations to Professor Gwyneth Bravo, Assistant Professor of Music and Global Network Assistant Professor of Music (NYU Abu Dhabi), for the recent publication of (Re)orchestrating Histories: An Interview with Cambodian Composer Him Sophy. In [this] interview, Bravo invites the Cambodian composer Him Sophy to share his life story and the political events underlying the creation of his multidisciplinary stage production Bangsokol: A Requiem for Cambodia. Bravo, G. (2022). (Re)orchestrating Histories: An Interview with Cambodian Composer Him Sophy. Swiss Yearbook for Musicology, 39, 109–117.

Earlier this month, we [College Music Society] announced the official launch of our International Chapter under the leadership of Dr. Gwyneth Bravo (Assistant Professor of Music, NYU Abu Dhabi; Global Network Assistant of Music Professor NYU). In the coming months, Dr. Bravo will connect with the Committee for International Initiatives to begin a conversation about how a more International Chapter CMS will have a global impact in 2023 and beyond. 
CMS President | “President’s Message” | February 2023

NYU Abu Dhabi A&H Weekly Update | September 30, 2022
In the News: Faculty Highlight: Gwyneth Bravo, Assistant Professor of Music (NYU Abu Dhabi) and Global Network Assistant Professor of Music (NYU Steinhardt) recently published a co-authored chapter “Mortal Encounters, Immortal Rendezvous: Literary-Musical Counterpoints between Erwin Schulhoff’s Flammen and Karel Josef Beneš’s Don Juan (with Brian S. Locke) in New Paths in Opera: Martinů, Burian, Hába, Schulhoff, Ullmann, edited by Kelly St. Pierre and Helena Spurná. Vienna: Hollitzer, 2022.  

NYU Abu Dhabi A&H Weekly Update | September 30, 2022
In the News: Faculty Highlight: Gwyneth Bravo, Assistant Professor of Music (NYU Abu Dhabi) and Global Network Assistant Professor of Music (NYU Steinhardt) recently published At the recently convened 21st Quinquennial International Musicological Society Congress ("Music across Borders") held at the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Greece (22-26 August, 2022), Bravo presented as part of the Joint Roundtable on "New Music Curricula" sponsored by the International Musicological Society (IMS) and the International Council for Traditional Music (ICTM). The panel was co-chaired by Salwa El-Shawan Castelo-Branco (Nova University Lisbon) and Dinko Fabris (University of Basilicata). Read more here.

2022 Interview, “Music, Women, and Resilience.” Gwyneth Bravo: Interview with The World in Hands. In honor of International Women’s Day 2022(NYU Abu Dhabi, March 8, 2022)

In February, I announced the formation of a Presidential Task Force for Change Leadership charged with conducting a yearlong examination of the state of the profession in and out of the academy and recommending a bold, inter-institutional project that tests and implements strategies for leading systemic change in 2022 and beyond. Today, I am pleased to announce, among the nearly 100 applicants, the members of that Task Force…. [including] Gwyneth Bravo (NYU Abu Dhabi).
College Music Society- President | “President’s Message” | April 2021

NYU Abu Dhabi Institute announces virtual line-up of seminars for March
The line-up will feature talks on a number of topics of global relevance […] the final talk will be moderated by NYUAD Assistant Professor of Music Bravo.
WamNews | February 28, 2021

CAMBODIAN LIVING ARTS RETURNS WITH A VIRTUAL FESTIVAL, CO-PRESENTED BY ARTS EMERSON- Arts Emerson […] is excited to team-up with Cambodian Living Arts (CLA) to stage Arts & Healing: Bangsokol Virtual Festival from December 11 – 20, 2020. This two-week series of online performances, film screenings, and conversations will bring artists, audiences, and leading cultural organizations from around the world together to revisit the making of the original Bangsokol: A Requiem for Cambodia stage production […] The screening will be followed by a conversation between Oscar-nominated director Rithy Panh (Bangsokol film director), Him Sophy (Bangsokol composer), and Gideon Obarzanek (Bangsokol stage director) moderated by Gwyneth Bravo (NYU Abu Dhabi) about the making of this masterpiece.
Press Release, Boston | November 24, 2020

Panel moderator, “Art & Healing: Bangsokol Festival-Phnom Penh, Cambodia.”
Panel with HIM Sophy (composer) Rithy Panh (filmmaker) and Gideon Obarzanek (stage director) on Bangsokol: A Requiem for Cambodia. (Cambodian Living Arts and Arts4peace Workshop, Cambodia: 12 December 2020)

The Prague premiere of Music-Memory-Metamorphoses, a multimedia and live performance of the composer Viktor Ullmann's melodrama The Song of Love and Death of the Cornet Christopher Rilke will take place at the famous Archa Theater in Prague, Czech Republic on 18 January 2018 at 5:30 PM. LOS ANGELES
PRNewswire | January 12, 2018

Highlighted Educational Engagement in the News

Prospective Student Interest Group, Musifying Glass, hosted a First Year Cultural Evening that offered a space for first year students to bond in the midst of an unprecedented virtual semester […] Gwyneth Bravo, Assistant Professor of Music at NYU Abu Dhabi, was a speaker at the event […]
The Gazelle | October 31, 2020 

PEACE LECTURE SERIES: ARN CHORN-POND AND THE POWER OF MUSIC: Arn Chorn-Pond inaugurates the Peace Fellows Lecture Series with a powerful account of the impact of music in his life
On Oct. 2, Chorn-Pond was invited to speak at the NYUAD Institute as the first peace fellow in the Peace Fellows Lecture Series and Residency Program 2019-2020. The program is envisioned to bring high profile diplomats, scholars, humanitarian workers, mediators, and peace-makers to NYU Abu Dhabi […] The funding for the series was granted to Professors Jocelyn Belanger and Gwyneth Bravo through a Dean of Science Grant and with the generous support of the NYU Abu Dhabi Institute […]
The Gazelle | October 26, 2019

SETTLING WAR CRIMES WITH MUSIC: Former child soldier Arn Chorn-Pond on transforming ambodia's identity from killing fields to living arts
Khaleej Times | November 7, 2019 

In a recent talk at the NYUAD Institute, international best-selling author Ishmael Beah detailed his journey from fighting in the Sierra Leone Civil War at age 13 to becoming a best-selling author and activist.
The Gazelle | November 02, 2019

THE WEEK: A look into what took place on campus last week
Yeol Eum Son Performance: On the evening of Dec. 6, members of the NYUAD student body piled into the Red Theater in anticipation of famous Korean concert pianist Yeol Eum Son’s performance […] The performance was followed by a panel discussion with the artist, as well as Gwyneth Bravo, NYUAD Assistant Professor of Music […]
The Gazelle | December 8, 2018

NEWS OF THE WEEK: A quick guide to the latest news at NYU Abu Dhabi: Student Trip to Emirates Palace Concert
As part of an ongoing partnership between the NYUAD Music Program and Abu Dhabi Classics facilitated by Assistant Professor of Music Gwyneth Bravo, 121 NYUAD students and 12 faculty and community members attended a concert on Friday night at Emirates Palace featuring the Lucerne Symphony Orchestra […] 
The Gazelle | October 14, 2017

BUILDING A UNIVERSITY FROM SCRATCH: We are an argumentative, expressive and passionate community, and it is up to us to channel this energy into creating the kind of change needed
I am privileged to look back at my entrance into NYU Abu Dhabi and reflect on the many hands that built this student group into what it is today […] especially Professor Gwyneth Bravo […]
The Gazelle | May 06, 2017

As announced at the General Assembly on March 30, a new interdisciplinary concentration has been approved by the NYU Abu Dhabi Faculty Council.
The Gazelle | April 12, 2014

CELLONATION 2014: Many Voices — One Concert-Directed by Gwyneth Bravo, Assistant Professor of Music, NYUAD, and featuring the 25 Cellists in the NYUAD Cello Ensemble with Guest Cellist Jameson Platte and Professor Matthew Quayle: In a Program of Works from Pachelbel to the Heavy Metal Band Apocalyptica.  NYU Campus, Saadiyat,  Abu Dhabi, 8pm.
NYU Abu Dhabi Institute | December 13, 2014

GET CLASSICAL AT THIS CONCERT: CelloNation: Many Voices – One Concert: You will see 25 cellists in the NYU Abu Dhabi Cello Ensemble directed by Gwyneth Bravo perform a selection of works from Pachelbel to Heavy Metal Band Apocalyptica.  The concert will also feature cellists Jameson Platte and pianist Matthew Quayle
Sawaiba Khan | |December 11, 2014

Highlighted NYU Abu Dhabi Students and students in the News — Posts

Teng, Yves “Characterizing the Relationship Between Music, Emotion, and Cognition.” Yves is a Taiwanese senior at NYU Abu Dhabi who will be graduating in May 2023 with a double major in Psychology and Music and whose research examines the relationship between music, emotions, and cognition. Her research—supported by her capstone advisors Professors David Melcher (Psychology) and Gwyneth Bravo (Music) – examines how embodiment provides a powerful framework for understanding the multiple ways music affects us emotionally and physically.
NYU Abu Dhabi Office of Undergraduate Research (April 11, 2023)

Mccarthy, Price, “Music and Arts as Psychosocial Support and Agency in Conflict and Post-Conflict Context.”
PPTP Research Project (Advisor): Music-Legal Studies (NYU Abu Dhabi, 2022)
NYU Abu Dhabi Office of Undergraduate Research 

Sukhova, Darya, “Lullabies and Laments: A Study-Performance of Russian Folk Songs.”
PPTP Research Project (Co-Advisor): Music Research Project with recording and scholarly description (NYU Abu Dhabi, 2022)
NYU Abu Dhabi Office of Undergraduate Research

The Winners! Young Musician of the Year, 2017 - As we come to the end of the Young Musician of the Year 2017
“We were delighted by the quality and diversity of submissions. There were a total of 216 entries from almost 50 schools from across the Emirates. This was a huge increase of 156 entries from last year. Winner – Which School Advisor Young Musician of 2017 is Lily Innis, Camille Saint-Saëns - Cello Concerto No. 1 (British School Al Khubairat, Abu Dhabi) […]Lily would like to thank her cello teacher at NYUAD Gwyneth Bravo […]”
David Westley | Which School Advisor | November 4, 2017