Recent Posts from the Department of Music

Lucie Vágnerová chosen for the 2015 Meyerson Award for Excellence in Core Teaching and the GSAS Teaching Scholars Program

Lucie Vagnerova (Historical Musicology) has been chosen to receive a 2015 Meyerson Award for Excellence in Core Teaching. This award, which carries a stipend, is given annually in Art Humanities, Music Humanities, and Literature Humanities to an outstanding graduate student preceptor in each course. 

George Lewis Elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences!

George Lewis, Case Professor of American Music, has been elected a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. Among the members are some of the world's most accomplished scholars, scientists, writers, artists, and civic, corporate, and philanthropic leaders: see the complete list of 2015 Fellows here and the press release here.

Recital Celebrating the Arrival of the Prokofiev Archive, April 24

Event Date: 
Fri, 04/24/2015 - 7:30pm
Event Location: 
Teatro, Italian Academy for Advanced Studies in America
Event Location: 
1161 Amsterdam Avenue, New York, NY 10027

Columbia University's Rare Book & Manuscript Library (RBML) and Department of Music

Columbia University Orchestra Gala Performance at Alice Tully Hall

Congratulations to the Columbia University Orchestra on its magnificent performance at Alice Tully Hall!
 
This gala performance on April 18, 2015 received standing ovations from an audience of 800. The program, conducted by Music Director Jeffrey Milarsky, featured Ernest Chausson's Poeme, Op. 25 (with Joseph Morag, violin solo) and Gustav Mahler's Symphony No. 1 in D Major. The 2015 and 2016 Performances in Alice Tully Hall were made possible by a generous gift from Jo and Ken Merlau, parents of an orchestra member in the Columbia College Class of 2016.
 
Founded in 1896, the Columbia University Orchestra is the oldest continually operating university orchestra in the United States.

DMA Alumna Wang Lu Appointed Assistant Professor at Brown University


The Department of Music warmly congratulates Wang Lu (DMA 2012) who has been appointed Assistant Professor in Composition and Theory at Brown University.

You can read more about Wang Lu's work and accomplishments on her website.

New Website Documents David Adamcyk & Zosha Di Castri's "Phonobellow" for ICE

 

Zosha Di Castri (Assistant Professor, Music) and David Adamcyk (visiting postdoctoral scholar at the Computer Music Center) have created a website to document their new work "Phonobellow" commissioned by the International Contemporary Ensemble (ICE).

As the website describes the work: "Phonobellow, a huge bellows, spreads across the stage like an accordion or an old-fashioned camera. Through images, electronics, sculpture, lighting, and live music performed by ICE, Phonobellow captures how deeply two very different technologies--the high-speed camera and the phonograph--resonated with people in 1877, and and how they continue to reverberate to this day."

Three Columbia-Affiliated Composers Awarded Guggenheim Fellowships

Congratulations to the three composers in our extended Columbia community who have been appointed Guggenheim Fellows for 2015!

Richard Carrick (Columbia BA and former Visiting Professor of Composition)

Stephen Lehman (DMA in Composition, 2012)

Professor George Lewis (Edwin H. Case Professor of American Music)

As the Guggenheim Foundation website notes, these fellows were "appointed on the basis of prior achievement and exceptional promise."

Congratulations to all!

 

Jewish Music Forum Event: Professor Walter Frisch in Conversation with Dr. Jonathan Karp on Harold Arlen (4/26)


JEWISH MUSIC FORUM:

"That Old Jewish Magic? Harold Arlen and American Popular Song"

Conversation with Dr. Walter Frisch and Dr. Jonathan Karp
Sunday, April 26, 3:00 P.M.

Center for Jewish History

15 West 16th Street New York, NY

Admission is Free. Please RSVP to info -at- jewishmusicforum.org

Columbia music scholar Walter Frisch and Jewish historian Jonathan Karp discuss the life and legacy of Harold Arlen (1905-1986). Born Hyman Arluck, the son of a cantor from Buffalo, New York, Arlen composed some of the most beloved and admired songs of the twentieth century, including "Blues in the Night," "Over the Rainbow," "Come Rain or Come Shine," and "That Old Black Magic."  The conversation will situate Arlen's work within the broader phenomenon of popular songwriting by American Jewish composers.

Alumni Ryan Dohoney and Ryan Skinner Awarded ACLS Fellowships

Two of our alumni, Ryan Dohoney (PhD, Musicology 2009) and Ryan Skinner (PhD Ethnomusicology 2009), were recently awarded ACLS Fellowships.

Ryan Dohoney will be a part of the ACLS Fellowship Program 2015 with a project titled "Abstraction as Ecumenism in Late Modernity: Morton Feldman and the Rothko Chapel."  You can read more about this project and the fellowship here.

George Lewis Elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences!

George Lewis, Case Professor of American Music, has been elected a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. Among the members are some of the world's most accomplished scholars, scientists, writers, artists, and civic, corporate, and philanthropic leaders: see the complete list of 2015 Fellows here and the press release here.

Lucie Vágnerová chosen for the 2015 Meyerson Award for Excellence in Core Teaching and the GSAS Teaching Scholars Program

Lucie Vagnerova (Historical Musicology) has been chosen to receive a 2015 Meyerson Award for Excellence in Core Teaching. This award, which carries a stipend, is given annually in Art Humanities, Music Humanities, and Literature Humanities to an outstanding graduate student preceptor in each course. 

Lucie Vágnerová Receives 2015 Meyerson Award for Excellence in Core Teaching

Lucie Vagnerova has been chosen to receive a 2015 Meyerson Award for Excellence in Core Teaching.  This award, which carries a stipend, is given annually in Art Humanities, Music Humanities, and Literature Humanities to an outstanding graduate student preceptor in each course.  Lucie's achievement will be recognized at the Spring Core Party, Friday, May 8, 3-6pm (ceremony about 4pm), Core Curriculum Office, 202 Hamilton Hall.   
 
Congratulations, Lucie!
 
Walter Frisch
Chair, Music Humanities

Recital Celebrating the Arrival of the Prokofiev Archive, April 24

Event Date: 
Fri, 04/24/2015 - 7:30pm
Event Location: 
Teatro, Italian Academy for Advanced Studies in America
Event Location: 
1161 Amsterdam Avenue, New York, NY 10027

Columbia University's Rare Book & Manuscript Library (RBML) and Department of Music

Columbia University Orchestra Gala Performance at Alice Tully Hall

Congratulations to the Columbia University Orchestra on its magnificent performance at Alice Tully Hall!
 
This gala performance on April 18, 2015 received standing ovations from an audience of 800. The program, conducted by Music Director Jeffrey Milarsky, featured Ernest Chausson's Poeme, Op. 25 (with Joseph Morag, violin solo) and Gustav Mahler's Symphony No. 1 in D Major. The 2015 and 2016 Performances in Alice Tully Hall were made possible by a generous gift from Jo and Ken Merlau, parents of an orchestra member in the Columbia College Class of 2016.
 
Founded in 1896, the Columbia University Orchestra is the oldest continually operating university orchestra in the United States.
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