Dr. Nili Belkind Appointed as Postdoctoral Fellow at University of Illinois!

The Department of Music congratulates Dr. Nili Belkind, a 2014 alumna of the Columbia Ethnomusicology PhD Program, who has been awarded 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

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


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Ramin Arjomand Solo at Barnard College

Event Date: 
Fri, 04/03/2015 - 8:00pm
Event Location: 
Barnard College - Sulzberger Parlor (3rd Floor, Barnard Hall)

DMA Alumnus Jeff Talman's Sound Installation at St. Paul's (3/31-4/13)

Music at St. Paul's presents a sound installation by Jeff Talman, When Soaring Sings, which will transform the space of St. Paul's Chapel into a resonant experience.

As the program information describes: "Birdsong, calls and choruses from over 100 species are sound source to Jeff Talman's new installation in collaboration with the Cornell Lab of Ornithology. Celebrating the cycles of regrowth, the work explores the sounds of bird species that return to nest in New York State in the spring."

On Tuesday, March 31st at 6:30pm, artist Jeff Talman will hold a special presentation of his work. The installation will span March 31st - April 13th following the schedule below:

*         Tuesday, March 31st         2-10PM with artist presentation at 6:30pm

Alessandra Ciucci appointed Assistant Professor, Ethnomusicology

Alessandra Ciucci will join the Department of Music as Assistant Professor of Ethnomusicology on July 1, 2015.

Alessandra Ciucci received her PhD in music (Ethnomusicology) from The City University of New York at The Graduate Center. She was a Mellon Post-Doctoral Fellow in the Department of Music at Columbia in 2008-10, and is also an undergraduate alumna of the Department of Music at Columbia with a BA from Columbia's School of General Studies.

DMA Alumna Courtney Bryan's "Sanctum" Premieres at Jazz at Lincoln Center

DMA Alumna Courtney Bryan's American Composers Orchestra commission, Sanctum, will have its world premiere at Jazz at Lincoln Center in "Blues Symphony & Beyond" on April 9th!

As the Jazz event listing describes it: "The world premiere of Sanctum by Courtney Bryan, a New Orleans-based composer, pianist, organist, and band-leader, and alumna of ACO's Jazz Composers Orchestra Institute, explores improvisation in Holiness-preaching traditions."

You can read recent interviews with Dr. Bryan about this premiere: ACO Sound Advice blog and All About Jazz magazine.

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