Historical Musicology at Columbia University

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Graduate Studies in Historical Musicology

Historical Musicology Graduate Degree Requirements & Timetable

Courses in Historical Musicology

News and Events from Historical Musicology

Historical Musicology Faculty

Susan L. Boynton
Professor of Music
Chair, Department of Music
Area Chair, Historical Musicology

Walter M. Frisch
H. Harold Gumm/Harry and Albert Von Tilzer Professor of Music
Chair of Music Humanities
 
Giuseppe Gerbino
Associate Professor of Music
 
Ellie M. Hisama
Professor of Music

George E. Lewis
Edwin H. Case Professor of Music
Vice-Chair, Department of Music
Area Chair, Composition
    
Elaine R. Sisman
Anne Parsons Bender Professor of Music
Past President, American Musicological Society
 

AFFILIATED POST-DOCTORAL FELLOWS

Julia Doe
Mellon Post-Doctoral Teaching Fellow in Music

PROGRAMS OFFERED

PhD

Online Resources
Music Humanities Online

 

News & Events in Historical Musicology

Melissa Bilal Talk, "Early Armenian Musicology between two Empires" (Friday 4/17, 2pm)

Event Date: 
Fri, 04/17/2015 - 2:00pm
Event Location: 
622 Dodge Hall, Columbia University

 

Melissa Bilal

"Finding Hay yerk [Armenian song]: Early Armenian Musicology between two Empires"

 

Friday, 17 April

622 Dodge Hall, Columbia University, 2-4 pm


All are welcome - Reception to follow

Melissa Bilal is a Mellon Postdoctoral Teaching Fellow and Lecturer in the Columbia University Music Department.

Jewish Music Forum Event: Professor Walter Frisch in Conversation with Dr. Jonathan Karp on Harold Arlen (4/26)


JEWISH MUSIC FORUM:

"That Old Jewish Magic? Harold Arlen and American Popular Song"

Conversation with Dr. Walter Frisch and Dr. Jonathan Karp
Sunday, April 26, 3:00 P.M.

Center for Jewish History

15 West 16th Street New York, NY

Admission is Free. Please RSVP to info -at- jewishmusicforum.org

Columbia music scholar Walter Frisch and Jewish historian Jonathan Karp discuss the life and legacy of Harold Arlen (1905-1986). Born Hyman Arluck, the son of a cantor from Buffalo, New York, Arlen composed some of the most beloved and admired songs of the twentieth century, including "Blues in the Night," "Over the Rainbow," "Come Rain or Come Shine," and "That Old Black Magic."  The conversation will situate Arlen's work within the broader phenomenon of popular songwriting by American Jewish composers.

Alumni Ryan Dohoney and Ryan Skinner Awarded ACLS Fellowships

Two of our alumni, Ryan Dohoney (PhD, Musicology 2009) and Ryan Skinner (PhD Ethnomusicology 2009), were recently awarded ACLS Fellowships.

Ryan Dohoney will be a part of the ACLS Fellowship Program 2015 with a project titled "Abstraction as Ecumenism in Late Modernity: Morton Feldman and the Rothko Chapel."  You can read more about this project and the fellowship here.

Alumni Anthony Cheung and Nico Muhly cited in NY Times article on Pierre Boulez

Two Alumni, Anthony Cheung (DMA) and Nico Muhly (Columbia BA), were recently cited in a New York Times article, "Musicians Discuss the Influence of Pierre Boulez" by Zachary Woolfe, written in honor of Boulez's 90th birthday.

On Boulez as a composer, Muhly notes: "His own music has a great amount of surface beauty... That decadence. The Frenchness to it. You can feel the butter swirling in that pan. And when he conducts it, he teases out these luxurious textures."

On Boulez as a "perpetual reviser," Cheung observes: "The quality and care of his work, the craft with which he writes, is something that everyone who cares about composition respects."

Collegium Musicum Concert: Pianto e Rime: Petrarch, Marenzio, and di Lasso (4/2, 7pm)

Event Date: 
Thu, 04/02/2015 - 7:00pm
Event Location: 
Italian Academy, 1161 Amsterdam Ave (between 115th and 116th st.)

The Columbia University Collegium Musicum Presents A Spring Concert:

Pianto e Rime: Petrarch, Marenzio, and di Lasso

Thursday, April 2, 7:00 pm
The Italian Academy 
Free Admission (Open to the Public!)

Reception to Follow

Collegium Musicum April 2 2015 Concert Poster

 

click image for full sized poster (pdf)

 

 

 

Current Musicology turns 50: A New Website and Conference! (CDRS Blog)

Cross-posted from the blog of the The Center for Digital Research and Scholarship (CDRS)

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Current Musicology turns 50: A New Website and Conference

The Center for Digital Research and Scholarship (CDRS) is pleased to have partnered with Current Musicology, a leading journal for scholarly research on music, to launch their new website at currentmusicology.columbia.edu.

Workshop with Prof. Georgina Born: "Retheorizing the Social; Rethinking the Genre" (4/1, 4-7pm)

Event Date: 
Wed, 04/01/2015 - 4:00pm
Event Location: 
701C Dodge Hall (Center for Ethnomusicology)

Prof. Georgina Born (University of Oxford)

"Retheorizing the Social; Rethinking the Genre"

Wednesday, April 1, 2015
4-7pm
701C Dodge Hall (Center for Ethnomusicology)

Free and open to the public.



 

Film Screening: Black Power Mixtape: 1967-1975 (4/2, 8pm)

Event Date: 
Thu, 04/02/2015 - 8:00pm
Event Location: 
701C Dodge Hall (Center for Ethnomusicology)

The Center for Ethnomusicology's 2015 Ethnographic Film Series invite you to a screening of:
 

Ancient Soundscapes Reborn: Japanese Gagaku/Hogaku Concert (Sunday 3/29, 4pm)

Event Date: 
Sun, 03/29/2015 - 4:00pm
Event Location: 
Miller Theatre, Columbia University (116th Street & Broadway)

Come Celebrate the 10th Anniversary of
Glories of the Japanese Music Heritage

ANCIENT SOUNDSCAPES REBORN

Sacred Court Music (Gagaku)
and
Secular Art Music (Hogaku)

Sunday, March 29, 2015 at 4:00PM
Miller Theatre, Columbia University
(116th Street & Broadway)

The concert is free and open to the public,
but please register online from our web site,
www.medievaljapanesestudies.org

Full Program (pdf)