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CUNY Dominican Studies Institute


 The CUNY Dominican Studies institute has established a YouTube Channel to share the wealth of its video collection with as broad an audience as possible. On this Channel, the Institute has begun to post videos of its public events, concerts, art exhibitions, conferences, panel presentations, and other academic events.

This section of our site will grow as we continue editing and digitizing the videos for YouTube broadcasting. The CUNY DSI YouTube Channel is located at:

A few highlights:

Tribute to Doña Tilsia Brens

tilsia-brensDoña Tilsia Brens, Pianist
Founder/First President, Association of Dominican Classical Artists
Final Concert at Merkin Concert Hall, 2009
(Video by the Association of Dominican Classical Artists)

Memorial Tribute Video


Dominican Studies Association Annual Conference, 2010

Naugatuck Community College

Waterbury, Connecticut

May 13, 2010

dr-daisy-coco-de-filippisDaisy Coco De Filippis, Ph.D. opens the Conference.
Dr. De Felippis is  introduced by Marianela Medrano-Marra.

Dr. Daisy Cocco De Filippis is president of Naugatuck Valley Community College, and president of the Dominican Studies Association.




Poets Read from their Own Collections:

    Dió-genes Abréu

    José de la Rosa

    Bessy Reina

    Rhina Espaillat (part 1)

    Rhina Espaillat (part 2)

For other videos from the Dominican Studies Association Conference, please visit:

     CUNY DSI YouTube Channel