The Department warmly congratulates Matthew Ricketts, who successfully defended his DMA dissertation in Composition, Texts—Textures—Intertexts: The Orchestral Worlds of Brian Cherney, on May 12, 2017.
Whitney Slaten has been appointed Visiting Assistant Professor of Music Technology at Eugene Lang College, The New School, for 2017-2018.
The Department warmly congratulates Dr. Orit Hilewicz, who successfully defended her PhD dissertation in music theory, Listening to Ekphrastic Musical Compositions, on April 26, 2017.
Columbia University will confer seven honorary degrees at its annual Commencement exercises on May 17, 2017. João Gilberto will receive an honorary doctorate in Music.
Columbia's esteemed Fritz Reiner Professor of Musical Composition and director of the Fritz Reiner Center, Alfred Lerdahl, will be presenting the New York Premiere of Time and Again with the League of Composers Orchestra
The Department announces the 2017 named awards in Composition, honoring three undergraduate students and five graduate students.
The Department warmly congratulates Christopher Trapani, who successfully defended his DMA dissertation in Composition, Convergence Lines: A Musical Distillation of Thomas Pynchon’s V, on April 28, 2017.
The Department warmly congratulates Dr. Benjamin Hansberry, who successfully defended his PhD dissertation in music theory, Phenomenon and Abstraction: Coordinating Concepts in Music Theory and Analysis, on May 3, 2017.
The Department warmly congratulates Dr. Maeve Sterbenz, who successfully defended her PhD dissertation in music theory, Moving with Music: Approaches to the Analysis of Movement-Music Interactions, on May 9, 2017.
Katherine Balch has been announced as the 2017-2018 Young Concert Artists Composer-in-Residence, the 11th composer to receive this honor.
Chris Washburne's newest CD release and review: Rags & Roots
Professor Ellie Hisama has been named the 2017 speaker in the Robert Samels Visiting Scholar Program, Jacobs School of Music, Indiana University.
The Music & Arts Library hosts an exhibition of work by participants in the FAB-Musiconis project (French-American Bridge for Medieval Musical Iconography), led by Prof. Susan Boynton of the Music Dept. faculty, and Frédéric Billiet (Paris-Sorbonne), and involving the exchange of students from Columbia and the Sorbonne.
William Mason has been appointed Visiting Instructor of Music Theory at Oberlin Conservatory for the '17-'18 academic year.
Joshua Navon has been awarded a 10-month Research Grant by the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD).
Core Lecturer Mahir Cetiz (DMA, Composition, 2013) has been awarded a 2017 fellowship from the John Simon Guggenheim Foundation.
Shannon Garland (Ph.D., Ethnomusicology, 2014) has been awarded postdoctoral fellowships at UCLA and in Brazil.