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.
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.
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.
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.