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
French Opera in the 17th and 18th Centuries
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

Fandango Conference Saturday Venue & Party

All interested attendees for our upcoming conference, “The Global Reach of the Fandango”  (April 17-18), please be advised that there is a new venue for Saturday, the 18th. All papers on Saturday will now be hosted at Alegrias Theater at La Nacional (239 W. 14th St, between 7th and 8th Aves).  (Friday papers are held at [...]


Partnership with the Early Music Morella Festival

The Foundation for Iberian Music is pleased to announce a new partnership with the Early Music Morella Festival for medieval and Renaissance music. The festival, which will be held July 19-23 in the medieval town of Morella, Castellón (Spain), was founded by the early music group Capella de Ministrers. The Capella recently presented a concert [...]


New Book on Flamenco

K. Meira Goldberg, currently a visiting scholar at the Foundation for Iberian Music, has a new book on flamenco that is now available from McFarland! The book is called Flamenco on the Global Stage: Historical, Critical, and Theoretical Perspectives, and it is co-edited with Ninotchka Devorah Bennahum and Michelle Heffner Hayes. Flamenco on the Global [...]


New Work, Concerts, Awards from Our Commissions Roster

This week, we are proud to have news for not one, not two, but three of our past Composer’s Commission recipients! Benet Casablancas (2012) has the New York premiere of his work Six Glosses on Texts by Cees Nooteboom upcoming March 24. The work will be performed by Ear Heart Music Ensemble at Brooklyn’s fabulous [...]


Fandango conference papers to appear in Musica oral del sur

Andalusian music journal Música oral del sur will be publishing a special issue devoted to our upcoming conference, “Spaniards, Indians, Africans and Gypsies: The Global Reach of the Fandango in Music, Song, and Dance.” The issue will feature a selection of paper from the conference in English and in Spanish and will be available in print and online.


Fandango Conference Registration Now Open

Registration is now open for the Foundation for Iberian Music’s upcoming conference, “Spaniards, Indians, Africans and Gypsies: The Global Reach of the Fandango in Music, Song, and Dance.” To register, please e-mail fandangoconference.cuny@gmail.com, with “Conference Registration” in the subject line. Payments may be made by check or money order, to the Foundation for Iberian Music, [...]


2014 Composer’s Commission Recipient Announced

The Foundation is delighted to announce that Javier Arias Bal is the recipient of the 2014 Composer’s Commission! He will be composing a work for Spanish avant-garde flutist Julián Elvira, who performs on a modified flute of his own invention, the Pronomos flute.


New Composer’s Commissions Videos Online

If you were unable to attend our last two premiers of the Foundation for Iberian Music’s Composer’s Commissions, fear not! The internet is here for you. Our online archives have been updated. (Click for links to videos.)