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Sevin H. Yaraman

Senior Lecturer of Music

Lowenstein 415D
Fordham University-Lincoln Center Campus
113 W. 60th Street
New York, NY 10023

Phone: 212-636-7929

Office Hours:  On leave Fall 2020


BA, Istanbul State Conservatory
BLaw, MLaw, Istanbul University
MA, City College of New York
PhD, CUNY Graduate School


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
  • 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.