The Ethnomusicology Track in the Barnard College Music Major

 

Curious about the Barnard College "Ethnomusicology track" in the Music Major?   Read this carefully!

(Specific requirements for the BC Ethnomusicology track are below).

Barnard College is one of the few colleges in the US where you can complete an undergraduate major in the field of Ethnomusicology, specifically. This academic major track (please note that it does not focus on the performance of non-western music, although there are opportunities for doing this) provides a unique opportunity for BC students with a serious and scholarly interest in the field of Ethnomusicology. This track is especially intended to prepare students for graduate study and careers in music, anthropology, music business and technology, and library/information science, among other related fields. 

This program offers undergraduates rich access to the faculty and resources of Columbia's highly-ranked graduate (MA/PhD) program in Ethnomusicology. The undergraduate offering has a long and distinguished track record as a "special major" at Barnard.  In 2009, the special major was converted into a pre-approved major track within the BC Music major.  (NB: Columbia College/GS students cannot pursue this track in the Music major; please contact Prof. Fox if you are a CC/GS student with a specific interest in pursuing Ethnomusicology.) 

Position Announcement: Assistant Professor of Composition (Review of Applications Begins Dec. 1, 2013)

The Department of Music at Columbia University invites applications for a full-time tenure-track position in Composition at the rank of Assistant Professor, to begin July 1, 2014.

The appointee will be expected to carry out creative work; teach composition at undergraduate and graduate levels; teach in music theory or some other area of intellectual interest, as well as in the undergraduate Core Curriculum; and participate actively in the development of the Department's programs. We seek candidates who, through their composing, research, teaching, and service, can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community at Columbia.

An appropriate doctorate or its professional equivalent must be in hand at the time of the appointment. Significant achievement and potential as a composer is the most important qualification. We are open to a wide range of aesthetic and technical orientations. A candidate's potential for working closely with the Computer Music Center would be viewed as an advantage, as would any involvement that would expand the scope of compositional possibility at Columbia.

MPP in the Community

Coming late Fall 2013!

Community resources and news about MPP activities in the community.

Support the MPP!

This page is coming soon (Fall 2013).  

 

If you are interested in financially supporting the Columbia Music Performance Program, please contact Prof. Giuseppe Gerbino, Department Chair and Acting Director of MPP, directly. 

MPP Alumni

This Feature is coming in late Fall 2013.

Columbia-Affiliated Musicians Available for Performances and Private Lessons

Columbia-Affiliated Musicians Available for Hire as Performers or Private Teachers

 

This feature is coming soon.  Check back in late Fall 2013!  In the meantime, please contact Beth Pratt in the Music Performance Program Office. 

 

 

CJS Presents Prof. Guthrie P. Ramsey, Jr. “The Amazing Bud Powell"

The Center for Jazz Studies at Columbia University Presents

A book talk by author Prof. Guthrie P. Ramsey, Jr. 
(Music and Africana Studies, University of Pennsylvania)

"The Amazing Bud Powell: His Tests and Triumphs"

The presentation "The Amazing Bud Powell: His Tests and Triumphs" will comprise a reading by Guthrie P. Ramsey, Jr. from his new book The Amazing Bud Powell: Black Genius, Jazz History and the Challenge of Bebop.

The reading will be followed by a discussion of jazz, Afro-modernism and mental health, topics linked to the life and career of Bud Powell.  Joining him for the discussion will Professor Alondra Nelson, Columbia University and Kellie Jones, Columbia University.

Friday, September 27, 2013, 4pm
754 Schermerhorn Ext., IRWGS Seminar Room
Columbia University Morningside Campus
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Free and open to the public

For more information about this event please contact IRAAS@columbia.edu or call 212-854-7080

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Please join us as well for these upcoming CENTER FOR JAZZ STUDIES events

Amiri Baraka's Blues People at Fifty: A conversation with William Harris, Robert O'Meally and John Szwed

A Cappella Groups at Columbia and Barnard

There are numerous a cappella groups on the Columbia/Barnard campus that hold auditions for new members every fall.  Auditions for most of the groups will take place on the first week of fall semester on the third floor of Hamilton Hall.

For more information about all student groups, visit the CU Student Activities website