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Arts in New York City Faculty Lyricist for Shows Produced by the Lowbrow Opera Collective, Winner of NAMT’s 15-Minute Musical Challenge, and Recipient of Spark Grant

March 22, 2021 | Academics, Arts in NYC, Faculty, Grants, Humanities and Social Sciences, Liberal Arts and Sciences, Performing Arts

Perpetual Sunshine and the Ghost Girls, a musical featuring the work of Adjunct Instructor Prof. Sara Cooper, an accomplished playwright and lyricist who teaches the Arts in New York City course in Guttman’s Liberal Arts and Sciences Program, was one of five selected for the National Alliance for Musical Theatre’s 15-minute Musical Challenge. Produced in part by the Beck Center and the Baldwin Wallace University Program, the first fifteen minutes of the performance premiered virtually on February 12, 2021, and ran through February 28. Prof. Cooper wrote the lyrics to music by Lynne Shankel. According to Broadway World News Desk, “the show is based on the true story of the women who fought United States Radium Corporation in the 1920s for knowingly poisoning them and subsequently changed United States labor laws forever.”

Guttman Collaborates on CUNY’s Pressing Public Issues Project

June 5, 2019 | Academics, Experiential Learning, Performing Arts

Kristina Baines, Assistant Professor of Anthropology, and Nate Mickelson, Assistant Professor of English, participated in the Pressing Public Issues Project for their Spring 2019 courses: Poetry and Public Life and Environmental Ethics. Spearheaded by a partnership among the James Gallery at the CUNY Graduate Center, the Teaching and Learning Center, and the CUNY Humanities Alliance, Pressing Public Issues brought together a cohort of six artists and six faculty members to teach courses in various disciplines at four CUNY community colleges during the Spring 2019 semester. Each of the six projects, led by a pairing of a community college faculty member and a teaching artist, encouraged students to experiment through creative modes of research, expression, knowledge-production, and public scholarship.  

Diversidad del Chocó Brings Music and Nature to Guttman

February 15, 2019 | Campus Events, Events, Global Guttman, Liberal Arts and Sciences, Performing Arts

On February 14, Guttman Community College hosted Diversidad del Chocó: Music, Culture and Biodiversity from the Colombian Pacific Coast, a campus event bringing together musicians, scientists and students to raise awareness of the Itapoa Project’s conservation efforts in the wonderfully biodiverse Chocó Region of Colombia and Ecuador.

Guttman Students Participate in Newest CUNY Arts Initiative Partnership

August 7, 2017 | Experiential Learning, Performing Arts, Student Feature

As part of the CUNY Arts Initiative, four Guttman Community College students are working with the New 42nd Street College Corps to gain exposure to the art world. They have paying jobs as theater ushers and receive one-on-one mentorship and counseling from the New 42nd Street staff. The College Corps is the most recent addition […]

Women’s Literature Course Takes Students to the Theater—and Beyond

June 1, 2015 | Academics, Performing Arts

On an early Saturday morning, when most college students are taking a much-needed additional hour in bed, students in Professor Nicola Blake’s English 214: Women in 20th Century American Literature, were making their way into midtown to see the popular Broadway show Chicago. Funded through the generosity of the Guttman Foundation, students spent the afternoon […]

Jazz Concert Energizes College

February 5, 2015 | Academics, Events, Performing Arts

Jazz music energized the Info Commons on February 5 as the Zach Lapidus Trio performed pieces from jazz luminaries Charlie Parker, Duke Ellington, and Miles Davis. Part of the Arts in New York City Fall II course, this was the first concert to be performed at the College. The performers included Zach Lapidus on keyboards, […]