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Columbia DMA Alums Wang Lu and Arthur Kampela Win Guggenheim Fellowships!

The Department of Music congratulates our DMA alumni Arthur Kampela and Wang Lu, each of whom has been awarded a 2014 John Simon Guggenheim Fellowship!

See here for further details:  http://www.gf.org/news-events/2014-Fellows-in-the-United-States-and-Canada/

Artist Websites:

Wang Lu: http://www.instantencore.com/wanglu

Arthur Kampela: http://www.kampela.com/
 

Biographies:

Undergraduate Composition Concert, 4/29 at Union Theological Seminary Social Hall

Event Date: 
Tue, 04/29/2014 - 8:00pm
Event Location: 
Union Theological Seminary, Social Hall

Come join us to hear new works by the undergraduate composers, performed by counter)induction, under the direction of Carl Bettendorf!

Matthew Morrison appointed Faculty Fellow at New York University's Tisch School of the Arts

Matthew Morrison (Historical Musicology) has been appointed a Faculty Fellow for 2014-2016 at NYU's Tisch School of the Arts. He will serve as Assistant Professor/Faculty Fellow in the Tisch School of the Arts and the Clive Davis Institute of Recorded Music.

Dr. Julia Doe appointed Assistant Professor of Music

The Department of Music at Columbia University welcomes Dr. Julia Doe who has been appointed as Assistant Professor of Music.

Dr. Doe holds a Ph.D. in musicology from Yale University, where she also served as an affiliate of the Whitney Humanities Center. She is a scholar of eighteenth-century opera, with particular emphasis on the music, literature, and politics of the French Enlightenment. Her current book project examines the development of opera-comique in the final decades of the Old Regime, as it engaged with emerging discourses of national and cosmopolitan musical style. Portions of this work have appeared in The Opera Journal, and have been supported by grants and prizes from the Fulbright Program, the National Opera Association, and the Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library. Dr. Doe is presently completing a Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowship at Columbia and will begin a tenure-track appointment in the summer of 2015.

Dale Cockrell: Blood on Fire: Sex and Music in America, 1840-1917 (5/2, 3pm)

Event Date: 
Fri, 05/02/2014 - 3:00pm
Event Location: 
622 Dodge Hall

The Department of Music and the Center for Ethnomusicology at Columbia University Present: 

Blood on Fire:  Sex and Music in America, 1840-1917

A talk by:
Prof. Dale Cockrell (Director, Center for Popular Music, Middle Tennessee State University; Professor of Musicology Emeritus, Vanderbilt University; Research Associate, University of the Free State, South Africa)

Friday, May 2, 2014
3:00PM
622 Dodge Hall (CU Morningside Campus)
Free and Open to the Public

NEW SUMMER COURSE for 2014: Critical Approaches to Music Technologies (MUSI S3142, Summer 2014)

Course Information

Course Title: 
Critical Approaches to Music Technologies
CU Directory Course Number: 
MUSI S3142
Points/Credits: 
3
Instructor: 
Lucie Vagnerova

NEW SUMMER COURSE for 2014!

Course Title: Critical Approaches to Music Technologies
CU Directory Course Number:  MUSI S3142
Section: 001 Points/Credits:  3
Instructor:  Lucie Vagnerova (Summer Teaching Scholars Program, PhD Candidate in Historical Musicology)
Instructor Email: lv2252@columbia.edu
 

Course Description: Electronic and digital sound technologies have come to define many popular and avant-garde musical practices of the 20th and 21st centuries. How do technological histories factor into musical meaning? How do sound technologies shape musical discourse at large? Through guided listening and multidisciplinary readings, the course will trace the various ways sound-technological practices trouble classical musical concepts such as ownership, authorship, musical value, embodiment, performance, or virtuosity, and call for new constructs such as sound synthesis, liveness, mediation, or fair use. The course brings together the first music studios, World War II cryptography, synthesized voices, earbuds, Detroit Techno, karaoke, and Columbia's own Computer Music Center.

Open to all majors.

Dr. Beau Bothwell Appointed Assistant Professor of Music at Kalamazoo College!

The Department of Music congratulates Dr. Beau Bothwell, a recent alumnus of Columbia's PhD program in Musicology, who has accepted an appointment as Assistant Professor of Music at Kalamazoo College, to begin in September 2014.  

Beau Bothwell is currently Music Humanities Core Lecturer at Columbia University and Adjunct Professor of Music History at the Juilliard School.  He completed his PhD in Musicology in 2013 at Columbia, with a dissertation entitled "Song, State, Sawa: Music and Political Radio between the US and Syria," advised by Prof. Ellie Hisama.  

Dr. Bothwell has presented his research at numerous national and international conferences, including gatherings of the American Musicological Society, the Society for Ethnomusicology, the Middle East Studies Association, and the Society for American Music, and in invited lectures at Boston College, NYU's Kevorkian Center for Near Eastern Studies, and Harvard University. Dr. Bothwell recently contributed a chapter to the volume The Soundtrack of Conflict: The Role of Music in Radio Broadcasting in Wartime and in Conflict Situations, and is writing a book on popular music and transnational radio in Syria and Lebanon.

Prof. Lila Ellen Gray at "Raising the Bar": "Listening in Lisbon's Fado Bars" (4/29, 8:30pm)

Event Date: 
Tue, 04/29/2014 - 8:30pm
Event Location: 
The Duplex 61 Christopher Street Manhattan, NY

Prof. Lila Ellen Gray on "Listening in Lisbon's Fado Bars" 

Part of the "Raising the Bar" event (details here):

http://rtbevent.com/talks/lila-ellen-gray.html

(tickets must be reserved online)

April 29, 2014 
8:30 pm 
The Duplex
61 Christopher Street
Manhattan, NY 10014, USA

Read the feature story on "Raising the Bar" events in The Guardian.

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Prof. Gray will also be present for a special book release event for Fado  Resounding at Book Culture, April 9th at 7PM.

Prof. Susan Boynton to give plenary at the Medieval Academy of America Annual Meeting

Professor Susan Boynton will give the opening plenary address at the Annual Meeting of the Medieval Academy of America on April 10, 2014 at the University of California, Los Angeles.

The talk, entitled "Music as Text and Music as Image," and will address the dynamic relationship between sound and image in the Middle Ages, focusing on the indirect, often elusive links between art and music that inform the received meanings of visual culture.

Upcoming Performances and Events in the Music Performance Program

Event Date: 
Sat, 04/19/2014 - 5:00pm

The Columbia University Music Performance Program Announces the following upcoming concert events, details to be posted here soon . . .  Save the dates!

April 19th-5pm
CU Orchestra Family Concert (Peter and the Wolf) featuring vocalist Sarah Wolfson

April 24th-25th 6pm-10pm (2 concerts) 
End of semester chamber concerts at Union Theological Seminary Social Hall

April 26th-27th 2-11pm (2 concerts)
End of Semester Jazz concerts at Union Theological Seminary Social Hall

May 3rd-4th 2-11pm (2 concerts)
End of semester  Chamber and World music concerts at Union Theological Seminary Social Hall

 

For more information write to Beth Pratt, program coordinator, at bp2413 @ columbia.edu

To subscribe or unsubscribe to the MPP listserv (with timely and complete concert announcements, visit:

https://lists.columbia.edu/mailman/listinfo/mpp-announce

or, via email, send a message with subject or body 'help' to

mpp-announce-request@lists.columbia.edu

Trio Séléné at Union Theological Seminary Social Hall (4/17)

Event Date: 
Thu, 04/17/2014 - 7:30pm
Event Location: 
Union Theological Seminary Social Hall (3041 Broadway, NYC)

Trio Selene
performing a free concert at Union Theological Seminary Social Hall!

Ilya Poletaev, piano

Mingzhe Wang, clarinet

Eli Lara, cello

Program:

Alexander von Zemlinsky - Trio for Clarinet, Cello, and Piano in D minor, Op. 3

Fernando Buide - Two Fragments (2014)

Gabriel Faure - Piano Trio in D minor, Op. 120

APRIL 17th 2014
7:30pm

Union Theological Seminary Social Hall
3041 Broadway (at 121st St.)
Free and open the public

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End of Semester Jazz Concerts at Union Theological Seminary Social Hall! (1st Concert, 4/26 7pm-11pm)

Event Date: 
Sat, 04/26/2014 - 7:00pm
Event Location: 
Union Theological Seminary Social Hall (3041 Broadway, NYC)

The Columbia University Music Performance Program and the Louis Armstrong Jazz Performance Program Present

Columbia Jazz Ensembles and Combos - Two End of Spring Jazz Concerts
(Saturday, April 26, 2014, 7pm-11pm; and Sunday, April 27, 2014, 2pm-11pm)


Saturday, April 26th, 2014
7pm-11pm
Union Theological Seminary Social Hall (3041 Broadway, NYC, at 121st St.)
Free and Open to the Public! 

Program:

7pm-Piano Trio directed by Bruce Barth

8pm-Jazz Ensemble directed by Paul Bollenback

8:30pm-Jazz Ensemble directed by Ole Mathisen

9pm-Jazz Ensemble directed by Don Sickler

10pm-Free Jazz directed by Ole Mathisen

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SECOND CONCERT 

Sunday, April 27th, 2014
2pm-10pm

End of Semester Jazz Concerts at Union Theological Seminary Social Hall! (2d Concert, 4/27 2pm-11pm)

Event Date: 
Sun, 04/27/2014 - 2:00pm
Event Location: 
Union Theological Seminary Social Hall (3041 Broadway, NYC)

The Columbia University Music Performance Program and the Louis Armstrong Jazz Performance Program Present

Columbia Jazz Ensembles and Combos - Two End of Spring Jazz Concerts 
(Saturday, April 26, 2014, 7pm-11pm; and Sunday, April 27, 2014, 2pm-11pm)

SECOND CONCERT 

Sunday, April 27th, 2014
2pm-10pm
Union Theological Seminary Social Hall (3041 Broadway, NYC, at 121st St.)
Free and Open to the Public! 

2pm-Jazz Ensemble directed by Victor Lin

4pm-Vocal Jazz Ensemble directed by Christine Correa

6pm-Afro-Cuban Ensemble directed by Ole Mathisen

8pm-Jazz Ensemble directed by Don Sickler

8:30pm-Jazz Ensemble directed by Bruce Barth

9:00pm Jazz Ensemble directed by Ole Mathisen

FIRST CONCERT

AMS/Rock & Roll Hall of Fame lecture by Christopher Doll (PhD, Theory, 2007) - "The Unlikely History of 60s Rock" (Live Stream 7PM EST Wed 3/26)

Event Date: 
Wed, 03/26/2014 - 7:00pm

AMS/Rock and Roll Hall of Fame lecture by Christopher Doll (PhD in Theory, Columbia 2007, ): 

"The Unlikely History of Sixties Rock and Roll"

Livestreaming on Wed March 26 at 7PM from:

https://www.rockhall.com/event/AMS-Doll/

Dodge Plaza in the Evening Snow

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Dodge Plaza in the Evening Snow

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