Alec Hall (DMA, Composition, 2015) has been awarded a 2017 fellowship from the John Simon Guggenheim Foundation.
Caleb Mutch has been appointed a Post-Doctoral Resident Scholar and Visiting Assistant Professor of Music at Indiana University.
Dieter Christensen, an eminent ethnomusicologist and a longtime faculty member of the Department of Music at Columbia University and Director of Columbia's Center for Ethnomusicology, passed away in Berlin, Germany on March 1, 2017.
Eben Graves, Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow, has published “The Marketplace of Devotional Song: Cultural Economies of Exchange in Bengali Padavali-Kirtan,” in Ethnomusicology.
Katherine Balch (DMA Composition student) and Sky Macklay (DMA Composition) have both received Charles Ives Scholarships from the American Academy of Arts and Letters. These scholarships of $7500 are given to composition students of great promise.
Matthew Goodheart has published "Alois Hába and the History of the Quartertone Piano" in Keyboard Mag.
Mariusz Kozak, has published "Experiencing Structure in Penderecki’s Threnody: Analysis, Ear-Training, and Musical Understanding" in Music Theory Spectrum.
Nicholas J. Chong has been appointed Assistant Professor in the Mason Gross School of the Arts at Rutgers University.
Orit Hilewicz has accepted a tenure-track position as Assistant Professor of Music theory in the Eastman School of Music at the University of Rochester.
Adam Kielman (PhD, 2016) has been appointed Assistant Professor in Music at the Chinese University of Hong Kong.
Alumna Sara Snyder (PhD, 2016) has been appointed Assistant Professor of Anthropology & Director of the Cherokee Language Program at Western Carolina University.
The Department's annual newsletter with faculty, student, and alumni news and accomplishments of the past year is now available for download.
STEPHANIE CHOU, a singer, saxophonist, and composer from NY, combines classical and Chinese influences with jazz and pop harmony and rhythm. She released an album, Asymptote, which features fresh arrangements of Chinese classics including "Kangding Love Song," "The Moon Represents My Heart," a tongue-twister about Eating Grapes, and a setting of one of LiBai's most famous poems.
Susan Boynton has won a three-year grant from the Partner University Fund (FACE Foundation) for training graduate students in digital humanities and medieval musical iconography.
Alexander Rothe will deliver a lecture on "Revisiting Chéreau’s Bayreuth Centennial Ring Cycle Forty Years Later" on Sunday, December 4, 2016, 2:00pm at the Liederkranz Foundation, 6 East 87th Street.