Columbia was well represented in the panel discussion organized by Ethnomusicology PhD Student Whitney Slaten at the 2015 annual conference of the International Association for the Study of Popular Music (IASPM-US) in Louisville last week. The title of the panel was "Representing Labor in Digital Media: Radio, Records and Live Performance" and it represented an extension of Slaten's research on the relationships between music and labor, sound engineering and reproduction technologies, and popular music.
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
Spring 2015 Colloquia - Columbia University Department of Music
February 13: Joel Sachs (the Juilliard School)
"Weighing the Evidence: Problems for the Cowell Biographer."
622 Dodge, 2 pm
February 13: "Tomorrow is the Question: Afrofuturism, Sound, and Spirit": panel discussion: http://ircpl.org/event/tomorrowisthequestion/
Union Theological Seminary, James Memorial Chapel, 7-9 pm
Sponsored by the Institute for Religion, Culture, and Public Life Life; and co-sponsored by Columbia's Department of Music; Columbia University's Edwin H. Case Chair in American Music; the Center for the Study of Ethnicity and Race; and the Department of Africana Studies at Barnard.
February 20: Stefano Lorenzetti (Italian Academy for Advanced Studies in America)
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.
The Department of Music is pleased to announce the publication of its Fall 2014 official Newsletter!
The Department also asks our friends and alumni to consider making a financial gift in support of the Department's many initiatives and programs this holiday season. Your generous gift will support many student needs directly, including graduate student conference and research travel, visiting speakers and performers, and needed improvements to classrooms and practice rooms.
2015 will be an exciting year for the Department as we celebrate 50-year anniversaries for both the journal Current Musicology (in spring 2015) and the Center for Ethnomusicology (in fall 2015), in this the Department's 119th year.
Please see the Newsletter for some of the outstanding upcoming events for the spring semester.
Finally, we wish all our friends, affiliates, students, and colleagues a very happy, warm, and music-filled holiday season and extend our best wishes for the new year!
Call for Papers: Current Musicology 50th Anniversary Conference, March 28-29, 2015 (Deadline for submissions is 1/15/15)
Call for Papers!
50th Anniversary Conference
March 28-29, 2015 at Columbia University
Deadline for All Abstract Submissions: January 15, 2015
Submissions are invited for a conference commemorating the fiftieth anniversary of the journal Current Musicology. As a tribute to Current Musicology's multidisciplinary orientation, which combines perspectives from different areas of music scholarship, we welcome proposals for 20-minute paper presentations on any topic related to the areas of historical musicology, ethnomusicology, music theory and analysis, philosophy of music, popular music studies, music education, and related fields. Papers presented at the conference will be considered for publication in the journal's celebratory special issue.
To submit a proposal, please e-mail your name, institution, e-mail address, and an abstract of no more than 250 words to firstname.lastname@example.org by January 15, 2015, with the subject line "Conference Submission." The committee will select papers anonymously. All scholars who submit abstracts will be notified of the committee's decision by February 1, 2015.
The Music Performance Program of Columbia University, under Director Dr. Magdalena Stern-Baczewska, seeks to enable students to develop as musicians within the academic setting of Columbia, by providing and facilitating opportunities for musical instruction, participation, and performance. Offerings in the MPP are subdivided into private instrumental lessons and a range of sponsored and affiliated performing ensembles. One of the main goals of the MPP is to provide high quality music instruction to students within the stimulating intellectual atmosphere of a fine liberal arts college. Many students involved in the MPP major in subjects far removed from music; others double major in music and some other discipline. The best of our students perform at levels comparable to those of students in the country's best music conservatories are accepted to top summer music festivals and graduate programs. As Columbia's MPP is located within the rich musical world of New York City, our students have the opportunity to perform in some of the city's top venues. Columbia's MPP students are deeply immersed in both performance and intellectual pursuits, and we feel that this combination creates particularly strong and compelling performers.
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There are plenty of opportunities to hear and see Ugonna Okegwo in action this Fall! The MPP Associate in jazz bass will be performing at a variety of venues across the city.
The Village Vanguard
with "Tom Harrell QNT"
The Village Vanguard
with "Tom Harrell TRIP"