The Brook Center is a scholarly facility associated with the doctoral program in music at
The City University of New York Graduate Center.

Current Brook Center projects include:
Center for the Study of Free-Reed Instruments
Ensemble for the Romantic Century Seminars
Foundation for Iberian Music
Foundation for French and Francophone Musical Cultures
Music in 21st-Century Society
Music in Gotham: The New York Scene
Pergolesi Research Center
Répertoire International de Littérature Musicale (RILM)
Research Center for Music Iconography (RCMI)
Xenakis Project of the Americas

Videos of Recent Early Music Workshops

Last month, the Foundation for Iberian Music hosted a series of early music workshops, in collaboration with the New York Early Music Celebration. We have video of three of these workshops available online, so if you were unable to attend or you would like to review them, please look at our YouTube channel!


Cristóbal Soler Joining the Granados Celebration Advisory Committee

Cristóbal Soler is Music Director and Principal Conductor of the Teatro de la Zarzuela (National Lyric Theater), Madrid, Principal Guest Conductor and Associate Director of the Navarra Symphony Orchestra, and Chairman of the AESDO, Spanish Association of Conductors.

Considered one of the most important conductors of his generation, Soler has established a successful career conducting extensive symphonic repertoire and opera productions…


Granados Centenary Celebrations Commencing December 8th

Our upcoming year (plus) long celebration of the 150th anniversary of Enrique Grandos’ birth and centenary of his death is steadily coming together, with a growing roster of events throughout the world that includes conferences in New York, Madrid, and Tokyo.


Medieval Music Besalú: July 2016

Medieval Music Besalú, one of the Foundation for Iberian Music’s many early music partners, has just opened registration for its 5th Annual Course in July 2016. Medieval Music Besalú is an extensive course in medieval music performance, held in the beautiful medieval town of Besalú, Spain (Catalonia). At the festival, students may take classes in all […]


Andalus Ensemble Fall Concert

The New York Andalus Ensemble, a resident ensemble at the Foundation for Iberian Music, has a confirmed fall concert date!

Please join us November 10th at Elebash Recital Hall at 7:15 pm. Tickets are $15.50 ($12 students/seniors).


Roger Scruton, “Walking Among Noise” Video

This year’s lecture with Roger Scruton was a wonderful success. We were turning away people at the door! Please check back with us next week for a full write up of the event and news of what is to come for Music in 21st-Century Society. In the mean time, for those who were unable to attend, video of the lecture is now available.


Violin Masterclass with Raymond Erickson: “Rethinking Bach’s Violin Ciaccona”

Extending our lineup of early music workshops this October, Professor Raymond Erickson (Queens College,The Graduate Center) will present a violin masterclass on Bach’s ciaconnas.

The presentation will include a video of the ciaccona with baroque dance. Violinists wishing to participate in the master class should contact raymond.erickson@qc.cuny.edu before October 10.

This lecture/masterclass is free and open to the public. Masterclass participation is open only to violinists but all Baroque music scholars and enthusiasts are invited to attend.


Perspectives Ensemble Joining Upcoming Roger Scruton Lecture

The program for the upcoming Lloyd Old and Constance Old lecture, with Roger Scruton and Greil Marcus, now has a featured musical guest! Members of the Perspectives Ensemble, a resident ensemble at the Foundation for Iberian Music, will perform selections from string quartets by Rochberg, Tippett, and Webern.