Prof. Georg Friedrich Haas Featured in Columbia News

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.

DMA Alumna Courtney Bryan's Work in Performance at La Mama

DMA alumna Courtney Bryan's Prophetika: An Oratorio will be performed at La Mama from March 20th through April 5th.

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.

Prof. Peter Susser's "Five Ballands for Solo Cello" Reviewed in Strings

The April 2015 issue of Strings magazine features a review of Prof. Peter Susser's (also a Columbia DMA Alumnus) "Five Ballads for Solo Cello," recently recorded by cellist Eric Bartlett.

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101 Peter Susser - "Essence of Cello" Review

Brad Garton receives Lenfest Distinguished Faculty Award!

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.  

Columbia's Music Research Centers

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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DMA student Nina Young to be featured in Dynamic Music Festival Concert 1

Nina Young will be the only Columbia student composer featured in Concert 1 of the Dynamic Music Festival:  
Saturday, February 28 at 8:00pm
NYU Steinhardt, Frederick Loewe Theatre, 35 West 4th Street, NYC
You can read more about Nina's work on her website.
Conceived of in 2012 and inaugurated in 2014, Dynamic Music Festival is an annual new music festival in New York City dedicated to premiering and performing works by composers attending universities in New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut. The goal of Dynamic Music Festival is to bring together composers from different schools to showcase their music on the same program. Too often, performances of student composers' music are limited to the schools they attend, and we want to create an atmosphere of exchange and community among multiple schools and composers. Dynamic Music Festival is the first of its kind to address student composers' needs through cross-university collaboration.

Position Announcement: Two-Year Mellon Postdoctoral Teaching Fellowships

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.

Prof. George Lewis Interviewed in "I Care If You Listen" Magazine

Prof. George Lewis is featured in an interview in Issue 10 of I Care If You Listen magazine, entitled "The Past is Prologue," and written by Arlene and Larry Dunn. 

DMA alumna Kate Soper Featured in a NYT ArtsBeat Video

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.