Columbia University Music Department graduate and undergraduate students, alumni, and faculty had an incredible year in 2015! Below is a partial listing of some of the highlights of the year.
Congratulations to everyone!
GRADUATE STUDENTS AND ALUMNI APPOINTED TO ACADEMIC POSITIONS AND POSTDOCTORAL FELLOWSHIPS
Nili Belkind (PhD, Ethnomusicology, 2014) was appointed to a two-year Illinois Program for Research in the Humanities-Mellon Post-Doctoral Fellowship in the Humanities, at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Eric Chasalow (Composition DMA alumnus) is Dean of the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences at Brandeis University
Alessandra Ciucci (GS alumna and former Mellon postdoctoral fellow in Music) has been appointed Assistant Professor of Ethnomusicology at Columbia.
The Department of Music warmly congratulates our Class of 2015 Graduates! We wish you all every success on the road ahead!
Yeana Lee (Departmental Honors)
Mitchell Veith (Departmental Honors)
SCHOOL OF GENERAL STUDIES (Music Majors)
Audrey Amsellem (Departmental Honors)
BARNARD COLLEGE (Music Majors)
Courtney Craig (Ethnomusicology)
Sophie Lewis (Ethnomusicology)
Cecile Urmenyhazi (Ethnomusicology)
GRADUATE STUDENTS (GSAS)
Jonathan "Toby" King
DMA in Composition
Sophia "Zosha" di Castri
The Department of Music warmly congratulates Nina Young, DMA student in Composition, who has just been awarded the Frederic A. Juilliard/Walter Damrosch Rome Prize in Musical Composition!
For a century the Rome Prize, awarded by the American Academy in Rome, has been one of the greatest honors in the world of composition. The winners of these prizes represent "the leading edge of contemporary American scholarship and creativity" as Academy President Mark Robbins notes.
George Lewis, Case Professor of American Music, has been elected a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. Among the members are some of the world's most accomplished scholars, scientists, writers, artists, and civic, corporate, and philanthropic leaders: see the complete list of 2015 Fellows here and the press release here.
Zosha Di Castri (Assistant Professor, Music) and David Adamcyk (visiting postdoctoral scholar at the Computer Music Center) have created a website to document their new work "Phonobellow" commissioned by the International Contemporary Ensemble (ICE).
As the website describes the work: "Phonobellow, a huge bellows, spreads across the stage like an accordion or an old-fashioned camera. Through images, electronics, sculpture, lighting, and live music performed by ICE, Phonobellow captures how deeply two very different technologies--the high-speed camera and the phonograph--resonated with people in 1877, and and how they continue to reverberate to this day."
Eliska Cilkova (Czech Republic), current Music Fulbright Scholar in the Department of Music, has won the "AHUV PRIZE" for Best Czech Composer under 30. The winning piece was under the supervision of Professor George Lewis, Eliska's adviser in the Fall '14:
Eliska Cilkova (Czech Republic), current Music Fulbright Scholar in the Department of Music,
has won the "AHUV PRIZE" for Best Czech Composer under 30. The winning piece was under
the supervision of professor George Lewis, Eliska's adviser in the Fall '14:
Also, please view an invitation to her upcoming event at the Czech Center on Friday 17 April.
All are welcome to attend!