Professional Development workshop: Applying for Fellowships

Music Department, Professional Development Workshop

Friday, 9 October, 2:30-4 pm: Applying for Fellowships (Workshop leaders: Profs. Susan Boynton & Ellie Hisama)

This workshop will provide information about available fellowships and external grants for graduate students in music (in composition, ethnomusicology, musicology, and theory), and suggestions for preparing your application including the project statement, research sample, and CV.

Location: Dodge 620 (PLEASE NOTE CHANGE OF LOCATION)

Please contact Ellie Hisama, coordinator of the Fall 2009 workshops, if you have any questions: eh2252@columbia.edu

Professional Development workshop: Applying for Jobs


Music Department, Professional Development Workshop

Friday, 25 September, 2:30-4 pm: Applying for Jobs (Workshop leaders: Profs. Susan Boynton & Ellie Hisama)

This workshop will explore the process of applying for jobs including timing your search; locating job postings; deciding where to apply; preparing a CV and cover letter; interviewing by telephone and on campus; presenting your research/creative work and teaching a class; negotiating the offer.

Location: Dodge 620 (PLEASE NOTE CHANGE OF LOCATION)

Please contact Ellie Hisama, coordinator of the Fall 2009 workshops, if you have any questions: eh2252@columbia.edu

CMC in Portugal

CMC in PortugalFaculty and students from the Computer Music Center were featured guests at the 2009 "Escrita na Pasaigem" ("written on the land") festival held in central Portugal, July 1-10.  Graduate students Jeff Snyder and Daniel Iglesia presented their interactive music
performance and graphics work at four cities in the Alentejo area.  Brad Garton and Terry Pender performed improvisational music (alongside Gregory Taylor of Cycling '74 software) as "PGT" with Portugese musicians playing traditional instruments. Click here 
for a sampling of music and photos from the festival.

2009 Commencement Party at the Music Department

Prof. Elaine Sisman and Prof. Brad Garton
 
Financial Asst. Johanna Martinez and Graduate Coordinator Gabriela Kumar
Prof. Giuseppe Gerbino and Graduate Student Alexander Rothe
Prof. Susan Boynton with her daughter Inge and Ph.D. Student Karen Hiles
Morgan Luker
Asst. Prof. Marlon Feld with Ph.D. Students Maja Cerar and Karen Hiles
Prof. Elaine Sisman and Prof. Brad Garton
 
Financial Asst. Johanna Martinez and Graduate Coordinator Gabriela Kumar
Prof. Giuseppe Gerbino and Graduate Student Alexander Rothe
Prof. Susan Boynton with her daughter Inge and Ph.D. Student Karen Hiles
Morgan Luker
Asst. Prof. Marlon Feld with Ph.D. Students Maja Cerar and Karen Hiles

Gonzalez, Melissa

Name: 
Melissa Gonzalez
Position: 
Ph.D. Alumna in Ethnomusicology
Contact Information
Email Address: 
mg293@columbia.edu

See www.melissagonzalez.org

Karl, Brian

Name: 
Brian Karl
Contact Information
Office Address: 
621 Dodge Hall (Music Department Office)

Brian Karl is Program Director at the Marin Headlands Center for the Arts, and an Adjunct Professor at the California College of the Arts.

For the last fifteen years, Brian Karl has conceived and produced numerous independent experimental video documentaries and public performances, most often in collaboration with others. Several of these projects have received awards when screened at film festivals, as well as have been purchased for collections and/or commissioned by galleries and museums internationally.
He has also worked professionally for over two decades as a curator and administrator at art organizations in support of others' multidisciplinary creative work, including positions at Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions (LACE), Art-in-General, Harvestworks Digital Media Arts, and Headlands Center for the Arts. He has consulted as a curator, technician and guest speaker for organizations such as Creative Time, Composers Forum, Kadist Foundation, the Kitchen, San Francisco Art Institute, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, and the Mabou Mines, Squat and Wooster Group theater companies, along with serving as editor and producer for Tellus, the Audio Art Magazine. He completed his doctoral dissertation in music and anthropology at Columbia University after conducting archival and field research in Morocco, Spain and the U.S. He has taught courses widely at the university level in art, cultural anthropology and music.

Bio courtesy of his faculty page.

Saibou, Marceline

Name: 
Marceline Saibou
Position: 
PhD Student in Ethnomusicology
Contact Information
Email Address: 
ms829@columbia.edu

Mangin, Timothy

Name: 
Timothy Mangin

Tim Mangin currently teaches at the City College of New York.  He earned his PhD in ethnomusicology at Columbia in 2012.  He has conducted fieldwork in New York City's underground hip hop and jazz clubs and in Senegal, Cape Verde, and South East Asia. His publications include "Notes on Jazz in Senegal," in Uptown Conversations: The New Jazz Studies, eds, Robert G. O'Meally, Brent Edwards, and Farah Griffin (Columbia University Press) and "Cosmopolitan Routes. Jazz im Senegal," in Begegnungen: The World Meets Jazz, Wolfram Knauer editor, Hofheim [Wolke Verlag]. Tim has also taught at Columbia, Hunter College, and St. Lawrence University.

General Information for Applicants To Our Graduate (PhD/DMA) Programs - Updated for Fall 2014

Important Announcement: The Ethnomusicology PhD Program IS NOT accepting applications for 2015 admission. We will accept Ethnomusicology PhD program applications next in Fall 2015 for 2016 admission. 

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Are you considering applying for our PhD program in Musicology (for 2014: Historical Musicology, Music Theory) or our DMA program in Composition?

If you are looking for information on the "Sound Arts" MFA Program, please start here.

Prospective PhD/DMA applicants should begin by visiting the "Admissions" section of the Columbia University Graduate School of Arts and Sciences (GSAS) website.  This is the portal for online applications and contains key information regarding requirements and deadlines for applicants.

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General Guidance for Applicants to our PhD/DMA Programs:

Columbia offers one of the top doctoral programs in academic musicology (PhD, including historical musicology, ethnomusicology, and music theory) and music composition (DMA) in the United States. We are committed to the professional development of our students, and expect them to be committed to their own professional goals as scholars, teachers, and composers.

Calle, Simon

Name: 
Simon Calle
Contact Information
Office Address: 
621 Dodge Hall (Music Department Office)

Dr. Simon Calle completed his PhD in May 2012 with the dissertation, Reinterpreting the Global, Rearticulating the Local: Nueva musica Colombiana, Networks, Circulation, and Affect.  He joined the Ministry of Culture in Bogota, Colombia in 2012.