Professor Georg Friedrich Haas was recently featured on the ColumbiaNews website in an article titled "Pitch Perfect: Columbia Music Department Embraces Microtonal Music of Georg Friedrich Haas." The article gives hightlights of Haas' career trajectory, awards, and critical acclaim as "one of the major composers of his generation," and discusses his recent work and accomplishments--from the Carnegie Hall premier of his dark dreams last October, to a recent work for solo trumpet written in memory of Eric Garner.
Read the full article here.
As the La Mama website describes this exciting performance:
"Award-winning stage director Charlotte Brathwaite joins forces with eclectic composer/pianist Courtney Bryan and celebrated installation artist Abigail DeVille in a sonically stimulating, visually spectacular experience.
The Department of Music congratulates Professor Brad Garton on receiving the Lenfest Distinguished Faculty Award. Created in 2005 by Columbia Trustee Gerry Lenfest ('58 LAW) to honor exceptional faculty in the Arts and Sciences, the awards are given annually to recognize unusual merit across a range of activities including scholarship, University citizenship, and professional involvement, with primary emphasis on teaching and mentoring of undergraduate and graduate students.
Centers for Music Research and Performance at Columbia
Columbia is home to four Centers for Music research, three of which are directly affiliated with the Department of Music. (The Center for Jazz Studies is independent but includes several Music Department faculty members.) Click on each Center's website link for detailed information.
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- The Center for Ethnomusicology
- The Computer Music Center
- The Center for Jazz Studies
- Fritz Reiner Center (for information, contact Prof. Fred Lerdahl for information)
- Prospective Undergraduate Applicants (Columbia College, SEAS, Barnard College, or General Studies)
- Prospective Graduate Program Applicants (PhD and DMA)
- Prospective MFA Applicants in Sound Arts (NEW!)
- Prospective Visiting Scholars and Students
Two-Year Mellon Postdoctoral Teaching Fellowships-Lecturerships in Music at Columbia University
The Department of Music at Columbia University invites applications for Mellon Postdoctoral Teaching Fellowships. Appointment will be at the rank of Mellon Teaching Fellow/Lecturer, for a period of two years to begin July 1, 2015. A PhD, DMA or the equivalent is required. The degree must have been received between 1 January 2011 and 1 July 2015. Fellows will be expected to do research, participate in the academic life of the Department of Music, and teach one course per semester in each of the two years (three in Columbia's Core Curriculum and one in the candidate's area of specialization).
Review of applications begins immediately and will continue until the positions are filled. For more information and to apply, please visit:
Columbia University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer.
Kate Soper (DMA 2011) was recently featured in a New York Times ArtsBeat article, which includes a video of her performing "Go Away," from her 2011 "Only the Words Themselves Mean What They Say," with flutist Erin Lesser. ArtsBeat calls Soper's work "virtuosic" and "limit-stretching."
You can see the full article and watch the video here.
Read more about Kate Soper's work on her website.