Search Announcement: Assistant Professor (Music Theory)

The Department of Music at Columbia University seeks to hire an Assistant Professor with a specialization in Music Theory. The responsibilities of the position include undergraduate and graduate teaching, research and publication, and departmental service. We especially seek candidates whose research extends interdisciplinary connections between Music Theory and Historical Musicology, Ethnomusicology, or Composition. The doctorate must be awarded by July 1, 2013, the start of appointment.

All applications must be made through Columbia University's RAPS system.

Please click here to access the RAPS application system and a complete description of the position and the application requirements.

Review of applications begins December 1, 2012, and will continue until the position is filled. 

Columbia University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer.

 

 

Search Announcement: Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowships

The Columbia University Department of Music invites applications for two Mellon Postdoctoral Teaching Fellowships for a period of two years, to begin July 1, 2013. Ph.D. or equivalent (e.g., DMA for composers) required. The degree must have been awarded between 1 January 2009 and 1 July 2013. Fellows will be expected to pursue research, participate in the academic life of the Department of Music, and teach one class per semester during each of the two years (three in Columbia's Core Curriculum and one in the candidate's area of specialization).

All applications must be made through Columbia University's RAPS system.

Please click here to access the RAPS application system and a complete description of the position and the application requirements.

 

Review of applications begins November 5, 2012, and will continue until both positions are filled. 

Columbia University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer.

Graduate Program Handbook (Official Policies of our MA/PhD and MA/DMA programs)

Dodge HallThe Handbook of Graduate Study in Music at Columbia University.

The "Handbook" is the official policy document of the Department of Music's MA/PhD and MA/DMA programs.  Current graduate students in the Department are expected to be familiar with its contents and to consult it for answers to many policy questions that arise on a regular basis. To browse the Handbook, please use the block of links on the right side of this page (and every other page in the Handbook), or use the same links below:

Center for Jazz Studies & Computer Music Center Win Mellon Foundation Grant for "J-Disc" Project

J-DISC: The Technology of Discovering Jazz

Digital technology and the Web are bringing treasures, both new and newly discovered, to music lovers every day. Using and enjoying these vast riches is a different story: the prospect overwhelms listeners and even stumps experts. Nowhere is this dilemma perhaps more exquisite than in jazz, which has a ninety-five year legacy of recordings and a persistent drive to innovate through recording technology.

The Center for Jazz Studies at Columbia University, with funding from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation and the Gladys Krieble Delmas Foundation, is leading an interdisciplinary team to find better ways to access, organize, and evaluate information about jazz on record and on the Web.

Jazz studies experts at the Center and specialists in information management and engineering at Columbia and other institutions are working together to build J-DISC, an Internet database application. The site went live in June of 2012 (jdisc.columbia.edu) and will continue to grow in scope and functions during the next two years. J-DISC will provide rich information on jazz recordings with demographic and cultural information free of charge to the public. Yet, as it gathers more data, J-DISC will eventually offer a depth of knowledge on jazz not achieved by more familiar online resources such as iTunes, MusicBrainz, or Pandora. Researchers, educators, and students can mine this data for insights on improvisation, artists' careers, changes in jazz styles, the recording industry, and various other topics.

Prof. John Szwed, Director of the Center for Jazz Studies, believes that "because much of it is improvised, it's difficult to imagine telling the history of jazz without reference to what gets recorded. Yet a wealth of data about jazz recordings is in danger of being lost, due to changes in the industry and the shift away from print media. We need to transform discography to deal with a new world without discs."

Behzadi, Ashkan

Name: 
Ashkan Behzadi
Position: 
DMA Student in Composition
Contact Information
Email Address: 
ab3762@columbia.edu

Toscano, Roberto

Name: 
Roberto Toscano
Position: 
DMA Student in Composition
Contact Information
Email Address: 
rt2485@columbia.edu
Telephone Number(s): 
16176768283

Bird, David

Name: 
David Bird
Position: 
DMA Student in Composition
Contact Information
Email Address: 
dwb2125@columbia.edu

Prof. David Sulzer and Computer Music Center Featured in Columbia News!

Columbia University News features an article on Prof. David Sulzer (Depts. of Psychiatry, Neurology and Pharmacology), a neuroscientist at Columbia who has been working with Prof. Brad Garton at Columbia's Computer Music Center on a project to create music from brain waves. The piece is by Adam Piore, and is entitled: Neuroscientist David Sulzer Turns Brain Waves Into Music

Fall 2012 Courses in Music

The attached poster describes many of our featured and new courses in Music for Fall 2012!  Download (Featured Courses or All Courses) as PDFs  or click the thumbnails below for full size images.

 

2012 Commencement: Congratulations to All Our Grads!

The Department of Music at Columbia University warmly congratulates all of our graduating majors, concentrators, and graduate students and their families on the occasion of the 2012 Columbia University Commencement.