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

Film Screening, Lecture-Dance-Recital, and Gran Fandango

Our upcoming 2-day conference April 6–7 at UC Riverside, Transatlantic Malagueñas and Zapateados in Music, Song, and Dance, will cap each day with a special multi-media presentation. ♦ The first day, April 6, will feature a screening of Gurumbé–Canciones de tu Memoria Negra, a film by Miguel Ángel Rosales (in Spanish and Portuguese, with English subtitles). Flamenco is […]


Granados Celebration in Albuquerque

The Granados Celebration is heading to Albuquerque for an entire week of festivities! Join our good friends Douglas Riva and Walter A. Clark for a week of lectures and recitals, culminating in a performance of Cant de les estrelles at the Cathedral of St. John, with Polyphony: Voices of New Mexico and Riva. Cant de les estrelles […]


Music Inspired by Art: Goyescas at Baruch

New York residents will have another opportunity to hear some Granados this month, at a concert exploring music inspired by paintings. February 23 at the Baruch Performing Arts Center, acclaimed pianist Yoonie Han will be performing Granados’ Goyescas, a suite based upon the paintings of  Goya, and premiering the third and final work in Theodore Wiprud‘s suite, Sargent’s Women. The new […]


Sonograma Magazine Expands to Include Peer Review

Revista Sonograma, “a magazine of musical thought and cultural dissemination,” recently expanded their scope to include peer reviewed articles, under the direction of Carme Miró. Antoni Pizà, director of the Foundation for Iberian Music, is delighted to partner with this new offshoot as a member of the review committee.


Video of Taruskin’s 2016 Lloyd Old Lecture Now Online!

Good news for any who were unable to attend our 2016 Lloyd Old Lecture, with Richard Taruskin and Prof. Scott Burnham! Video of Taruskin’s thorough and provocative lecture is now online.


Skyshadows (2013 Composer’s Commission) Sheet Music Available

Sheet music for the 2013 Composer’s Commission, Skyshadows, by Albert Guinovart, is now available from Unión Musical Ediciones (a part of the Music Sales Classical group). This work for solo piano can be yours for the low price of €9,60, wherever sheet music is sold.


Oral Musical Traditions of the Balearic Islands

IB3, a public television network of Spain’s Balearic Islands, has produced a new Catalan program dedicated to the Islands’ oral music and dance traditions. The program, called Aire, examines a unique tradition in each episode—such as el cant redoblat, els cossiers, and les gloses—looking at its historic place in the Islands and how it has evolved in the modern era. For example, episode 9, on el cant redoblat, visits with local musicians and scholars to provide an overview of the tradition and showcases the broad range of the style with several performances, from the truly traditional to modern rock.


Musicology in the Age of (Post)Globalization: Barry S. Brook Centennial Conference

In 2018 the Barry S. Brook Center for Music Research and Documentation celebrates the centennial of its founder, Barry S. Brook (1918–97). A musicologist with a global vision who lived and worked both in New York and in Paris, his scholarly interests were broad: His research covered secular music from the Renaissance, the 18th and […]