Music

Joseph Alpar

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Joseph Alpar

Name: Joseph Alpar

Department: Music—Ethnomusicology

Research Interests: Music and nationalism in Turkey, Middle Eastern music in the U.S., Sephardic and Ottoman classical music.

Undergraduate: Boyer College of Music, Temple University

Other: Master’s in Music, Boyer College of Music, Temple University

Language: Turkish, Hebrew

Contactjalpar@gc.cuny.edu

Brian Bond

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Brian Bond

Name: Brian Bond

Department: Music-Ethnomusicology

Research Interests: Music of Pakistan and North India

Undergraduate: Music Major, South Asian Studies Minor at Rutgers University

Other: American Institute of Indian Studies Academic Year Urdu Language Program in Lucknow, India

Languages:Urdu, Hindi

Contactbrian.e.bond@gmail.com

Bradford Garvey

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Bradford Garvey

Name: Bradford Garvey

Department: Music-Ethnomusicology

Research Interests: Omani poetry and dance and Music of Persian Gulf

Undergraduate: University of Massachusetts, Amherst

Other: MA in Middle Eastern Studies, GC

Languages: Arabic, French

ContactBGarvey@gc.cuny.edu

Insia Malik

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Insia Malik

Name: Insia Malik

Department: Music-Ethnomusicology

Research Interests: Arab classical music

Undergraduate: New York University

Languages: Arabic, Spanish

Contactinsia.malik@gmail.com

George Murer

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George Murer

Name: George Murer

Department: Music-Ethnomusicology

Research Interests: Mysticism, poetic genre, subculture, and festive, popular and ritual music in Kurdistan, Khorasan, Iran, Afghanistan, the Persian Gulf and Indian Ocean Region and Berberphone North Africa.

Undergraduate: Bard College

Languages: Persian, Arabic, Turkish, Indonesian, French, German, and to a lesser degree: Türkmen, Tachelhit. Swahili, Kurdish, and Balochi underway!

Contact: gmurer@gc.cuny.edu

Sepideh M. Shafiei

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Sepideh M. Shafiei

Name: Sepideh M. Shafiei

Department: Music-Ethnomusicology

Research Interests: Iranian Classical Music, Computational Musicology, Music Information Retrieval (MIR), Music Pattern Recognition, Gender and Sexuality in the Middle East

Undergraduate: University of Tehran

Other Education: PhD in Mathematics, Northeastern University

Languages: Persian, German

Contact: epideh.shafiee@gmail.com

Onur Sonmez

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Onur Sonmez

Name: Onur Sonmez

Program: Music, Ethnomusicology

Research Interests: Popular Music (in Turkey), Modernism, Sound Aesthetics, Authenticity, Music and Social Engineering, Gender in the Mediterranean

Undergraduate: Dokuz Eylul University, Izmir

Master’s: Dokuz Eylul University, Izmir

Contact: onur_sonmez@hotmail.com

Sam Thomas

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Sam Thomas

Name: Sam Thomas

Department: Music

Research Interests: North African/Sephardic music

Undergraduate: Berklee College of Music

Contact sthomas@gc.cuny.edu