Barry S. Brook Center for Music Research and Documentation

The Barry S. Brook Center for Music Research and Documentation

The Barry S. Brook Center for Music Research and Documentation aims to promote and provide a setting for wide-ranging research and documentation activities in music through a number of projects that result in publications, conferences, and exhibitions.

The Center was founded in 1989 by the renowned musicologist Barry S. Brook and renamed in his memory after his death in 1997. The Brook Center is associated with the doctoral program in Music at The Graduate Center, CUNY. Faculty members at The Graduate Center are often involved in the Brook Center’s activities, and there are employment opportunities for graduate students, independent scholars, and editors.

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Our Archives

The Brook Center also houses a number of valuable archives, in addition to those associated with the current projects described here, including papers and sound recordings of Barry S. Brook, Gustave Reese, and Emanuel Winternitz.

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Our Publications

Our scholars have published journals, series, books, and special issues.

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Upcoming Events

Wednesday, April 12 — Thursday, April 13, 2023

Global Digital Music Studies Conference 2023

The conference will provide a forum for debate across the humanities, arts, and sciences to assess and address how digital music studies can be globally relevant and respond to broader questions of sustainability and resilience.

1218: Segal Theatre