Professor George E. Lewis to receive honorary Doctor of Music degree from the University of Edinburgh


The Department of Music warmly congratulates Professor George E. Lewis, Edwin H. Case Professor of American Music, who will receive the honorary degree of Doctor of Music from the University of Edinburgh on June 27, 2015.

You can read more about Professor Lewis's work and accomplishments on his faculty bio, and see the full list of University of Edinburgh honorary graduates here.


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 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)




Ramin Arjomand Solo at Barnard College

Event Location: 
Barnard College - Sulzberger Parlor (3rd Floor, Barnard Hall)

Composer-pianist, current Adjunct Professor, and Columbia DMA alumnus Ramin Arjomand presents a long form all-improvisation program.

Time and Date: Friday, April 3, 2015, 8pm
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.

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