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.
The French-American pianist Julia Den Boer will perform contemporary works, including several by Columbia composers. One of the works, by Composition alumna and faculty member Zosha Di Castri, is the product of Den Boer's collaboration with the composer supported by the Yvar Mikhasoff Trust.
Ashkan Behzadi, Three Nocturnes
Zosha Di Castri, DUX (2017), European première
Matthew Ricketts, Melodia (2016), European première
Rebecca Saunders, Crimson (2003-5)
George Lewis has been named Honorary Member of the American Musicological Society. Walter Frisch won the Society's Roland Jackson Award, Susan Boynton won the Ruth A. Solie Award, and Julia Doe won the Alfred Einstein Award.
The Associazione Amici per la Musica has awarded First Prize to Dimou in the Luigi Nono competition.
Magdalena Stern-Baczewska (Director, MPP) has recently given performances in Chicago and Charleston, and on November 16 at Columbia's Italian Academy for Advanced Studies in America.
Professor Ellie Hisama was the 2016 speaker in the Judy Tsou ’75 Music Scholars Series at Skidmore College.
Columbia University has announced that Cliff Colnot, distinguished conductor, composer, arranger and educator, is the recipient of the 2016 Ditson Conductor’s Award for the advancement of American music.
Zosha Di Castri has been awarded a Koussevitzky Commission by the Library of Congress to write a piece for the International Contemporary Ensemble with Steven Schick.
Marc Hannaford published "The Challenge of Comparing Improvisation across Domains," co-authored with Andrew Goldman, in American Music Review, Spring 2016.
The Music Department is offering a wide range of elective courses this semester.
For the entire listing, please see Directory of Classes.