DMA Alumnus Jeff Talman recently published a New York Times article, "Birds of New York: A Soundscape," which traces the relationship of birds and birdsong with his artwork, including his recent sound installation at St. Paul's, "When Soaring Sings."
The article was published on June 13th in the Times "Op-Ed Opinionator-Menagerie" series online, and was featured in print in the "Week in Review" section on Sunday, June14.
You can read the full article here, which includes a sound excerpt and an animation by Lilli Carre.
Magdalena Stern-Baczewska recently performed with violinist Joshua Bell at the Museum of Jewish Heritage in New York. Mr. Bell played Stradivarius ex-Huberman, a violin that used to belong to Polish-Jewish violinist Bronis?aw Huberman, the founder of what is known today as Israel Philharmonic.
The fascinating story of the violin is captured in the documentary film "The Return of the Violin" by Roy Mandel, which you can watch here.
Columbia University Music Department graduate and undergraduate students, alumni, and faculty had an incredible year in 2015! Below is a partial listing of some of the highlights of the year.
Congratulations to everyone!
GRADUATE STUDENTS AND ALUMNI APPOINTED TO ACADEMIC POSITIONS AND POSTDOCTORAL FELLOWSHIPS
Nili Belkind (PhD, Ethnomusicology, 2014) was appointed to a two-year Illinois Program for Research in the Humanities-Mellon Post-Doctoral Fellowship in the Humanities, at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Eric Chasalow (Composition DMA alumnus) is Dean of the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences at Brandeis University
Alessandra Ciucci (GS alumna and former Mellon postdoctoral fellow in Music) has been appointed Assistant Professor of Ethnomusicology at Columbia.