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Dr. Sevin H. Yaraman

Sevin H. Yaraman
Clinical Assistant Professor

Lowenstein 415D
Fordham University – Lincoln Center Campus
New York, NY 10023
Phone: 212-636-7929

B.A. Istanbul State Conservatory; B. Law, M. Law, Istanbul University; M.A. City College of New York; Ph. D. C.U.N.Y. Graduate School.
Area of Specialization

Music theorist who specializes in 19th century European Music, dance music, and the role of women in music.

Courses Taught

Music for Dancers, Worlds of Music, Romanticism, European Court Music for Social Dancing, Musicianship, Chamber Music, and Music History Introduction.


A former fellow of the AAUW Educational Foundation, Professor Sevin H. Yaraman has presented papers at academic conferences in the U.S. and in Europe and has been named “Speaker in the Humanities” by the New York State Council for the Humanities for the period 2000-2003. She has recently received a fellowship from the Istanbul Historical Turkish Music Ensemble in support of her current research on the role of music and movement in Suf’i contemplative practices.

Selected Publications

    * “Do we hear a waltz? sound and sign, then and now,” in Terpsichore 1450–1900: International Dance Conference, Ghent, Belgium—Proceedings, ed. Barbara Ravelhofer (Ghent: The Institute for Historical Dance Practice, 2000), p. 201
    * Revolving Embrace: The Waltz as Sex, Steps, and Sound. Hillsdale, NY: Pendragon Press, 2002.


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