Dr. Juliet Forshaw Appointed Assistant Professor at SUNY Oswego

The Department of Music warmly congratulates Dr. Juliet Forshaw (PhD, Historical Musicology, 2014) who has accepted an appointment as Assistant Professor of Music (tenure track) at State University of New York, Oswego!

Juliet Forshaw is currently a Visiting Assistant Professor of Music History at State University of New York, Oswego. She earned her Ph.D. in Historical Musicology at Columbia University and her B.A. in Music with a Certificate in Vocal Performance at Princeton. Her research interests include Russian music, nineteenth- and twentieth-century opera, vocality, and heavy metal. Her dissertation, "Dangerous Tenors, Heroic Basses, and Non-Ingenues: Singers and the Envoicing of Social Values in Russian Opera, 1836-1905," situates opera against the backdrop of social and political change in the Russian Empire and examines the influence of star singers on the development of this repertoire.

Film Screening: Wild Style: Early Hip-Hop In New York (3/12, 8PM, Free!)

Event Date: 
Thu, 03/12/2015 - 8:00pm
Event Location: 
701C Dodge Hall (Center for Ethnomusicology), CU Morningside Campus @ 116th St

The Center for Ethnomusicology Presents . . . 

WILD STYLE: Early Hip-Hop in New York

The inagaugural presentation in the Center's Ethnographic Film Series.

Thursday, March 12
701C Dodge Hall

(Center for Ethnomusicology, Columbia Morningside Campus, Broadway and 116th St.)


Refreshments to be served.

Three Columbians Receive American Academy of Arts and Letters Music Awards

Congratulations to the three Columbians recently named 2015 Music Award Winners by the American Academy of Arts and Letters:

Jason Eckardt (DMA 1998) will be awarded a Charles Ives Fellowships, of $15,000.  Harmony Ives, the widow of Charles Ives, bequeathed to the Academy the royalties of Charles Ives' music, which has enabled the Academy to give the Ives awards in composition since 1970.

Alex Mincek (DMA 2011) will receive the Benjamin H. Danks Award of $20,000 for an young composer of ensemble music. 

Prof. Elizabeth Povinelli - "The Otherwise in Geontological Power" (Thurs. March 5, 6pm)

Event Date: 
Thu, 03/05/2015 - 6:00pm
Event Location: 
701C Dodge Hall (Center for Ethnomusicology)

The Center for Ethnomusicology presents a talk by

(Anthropology and Gender Studies, Columbia University)

"The Otherwise in Geontological Power"

Thursday, March 5, 2015
701C Dodge Hall
(Center for Ethnomusicology)


Elizabeth Povinelli is Professor of Anthropology and Gender Studies at COlumbia University.  Her writing has focused on developing a critical theory of late liberalism that would support an anthropology of the otherwise. Her first two books examine the governance of the otherwise in late liberal settler colonies from the perspective of the politics of recognition. Her most recent two books examined the same from the perspective of intimacy, embodiment, and narrative form. Prof. Povinelli's ethnographic analysis is animated by a critical engagement with the traditions of American pragmatism and continental immanent theory.

Click here for a full-sized poster (PDF)

MIVOS QUARTET with composer/soprano & DMA alum Kate Soper (3/11, Free!)

Event Date: 
Wed, 03/11/2015 - 7:00pm
Event Location: 
The Italian Academy for Advanced Studies in America Columbia University 1161 Amsterdam Avenue (between 116th & 118th Streets)

The Italian Academy at Columbia University presents:

MIVOS QUARTET with composer/soprano KATE SOPER

Music of Berg, Gesualdo, Iannotta and a world premiere by Kate Soper

Wednesday, March 11, 2015
7:00 PM

Free and open to the public,
No reservations required

Highlighting works for soprano and string quartet, the Mivos Quartet will present a program featuring the world premiere of Nadja, a large-scale composition for string quartet and voice by composer/soprano Kate Soper, alongside works by Clara Iannotta and Carlo Gesualdo, and Alban Berg's Lyric Suite with reconstructed soprano part.

Prof. Georg Friedrich Haas Featured in Columbia News

Professor Georg Friedrich Haas was recently featured on the ColumbiaNews website in an article titled "Pitch Perfect: Columbia Music Department Embraces Microtonal Music of Georg Friedrich Haas."  The article gives hightlights of Haas' career trajectory, awards, and critical acclaim as "one of the major composers of his generation," and discusses his recent work and accomplishments--from the Carnegie Hall premier of his dark dreams last October, to a recent work for solo trumpet written in memory of Eric Garner.

Read the full article here.

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