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The Music Department's Academic Department Administrator, Anne Gefell, is profiled in the current issue (vol. 3709) of the Columbia Record, celebrating her 16 year career at Columbia and her many activities and accomplishments beyond the Department. Congratulations to Anne!
"WHAT SHE DOES: Anne Gefell manages the Department of Music's office and its staff of four in Dodge Hall. On any given day, she handles payroll, talks with prospective students and their parents, troubleshoots technology issues in the classrooms, investigates leaks and other building problems, and interviews candidates for staff and work-study positions in the department. As the academic year winds down, Gefell is already busy preparing next year's budgets, pre-registration and courses, and monitoring the faculty hiring processes.
Gefell is also a part of the seven-member steering committee of academic department ad- ministrators of Arts & Sciences at the University. And she manages the Alice M. Ditson Fund, a grant program that supports performances and recordings of works by American composers, and sits on the advisory board of the department's journal, Current Musicology. Founded in 1965, it is the oldest musicology journal run by graduate students in the country."
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The John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation has awarded Fellowships to Columbia Composition (DMA) alumni Kate Soper, Alex Mincek, and Huck Hodge. Appointed on the basis of prior achievement and exceptional promise, the 181 successful candidates for 2012 Guggenheim Fellowships were chosen from a group of almost 3,000 applicants.
The Columbia University Gagaku program is profiled this week in an article by Nicholas Obourn in the "On Campus" news section of the University's main website. The article is entitled:
Healing the Universe With Japan's Ancient Court Music.
The article includes a video profile of the Gagaku program: