An infrequent performance by the AJ Johnson quintet will take place on Tuesday, January 25, 2011 at University of the Streets in the East Village. There will be two sets, at 8 and 10 PM. This is the original band from my 2009 CD Songs of Our Fathers featuring all-time greats Victor Lewis (drums) and Onaje Allan Gumbs (piano) along with Salim Washington (tenor sax, flute, and oboe) and Robert Sabin (bass). We will be playing mostly my orginal music.
The performance costs $15 and tickets can be bought in advance at www.universityofthestreets.org. I am hoping to see many of my friends and colleagues there!
NOTICE: THIS POSITION HAS BEEN FILLED
The Institute for Research in African-American Studies and the Department of Music at Columbia University are pleased to announce the following position:
The Institute for Research in African-American Studies and the Department of Music at Columbia University seek to hire an Assistant Professor with a specialization in African-American Music. The responsibilities of the position include undergraduate and graduate teaching; research and publication; and institutional service. We seek candidates with specializations in musicology, ethnomusicology, or music-centered studies in arts, humanities or social science fields; whose research centers on global Afrodiasporic/circum-Atlantic positions, practices and discourses; and whose teaching and research are informed by critical race/ethnicity theory and postcolonial discourses. Candidates must have earned the doctoral degree by July 1, 2011.
To learn more or to begin the application process, please visit the following link:
Review of applications will begin JANUARY 1, 2011.
(Note correction from earlier posting, which had listed an earlier date.)
Columbia University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer.
The Department is often approached by scholars and graduate students from other institutions who have plans to spend time in New York and who are seeking a "visiting" (courtesy) affiliation with us. We are delighted to host several Visiting Scholars and Students annually, under a variety of program auspices, and many of us have been graciously hosted at sister institutions in the past. Visiting Scholars and Students enhance the life of our community and create new connections for future exchanges.
The Politics of Desire in Latin America (New Grad Seminar for Fall 2010)
Prof. Ana Maria Ochoa
701C Dodge Hall
The course explores the politics of desire through three main contrastive and complementary arenas: the politics of desire as mediated by the state; the politics of desire as mediated by music and, the politics of desire as mediated by literature and film. The course will be simultaneously announced at NYU, CUNY and Columbia, programmed at the same time in all campuses. Four classes will be taught in each of the campuses. All professors are present at all lectures and contribute to all lectures. Students register through their home institution. READING SPANISH IS REQUIRED. Enrollment is by permission of the instructor.
"The New Thing": Jazz 1955-80 (Course for Fall 2010)
Prof. John Szwed
An examination of the new jazz that emerged shortly after the middle of the 20th century. The seminar will include the work of musicians such as Ornette Coleman, Cecil Taylor, Don Cherry, Anthony Braxton, Carla Bley, Albert Ayler, and the Art Ensemble of Chicago; the economics and politics of the period; parallel developments in other arts; the rise of new performance spaces, recording companies, and collectives; and the accomplishments of the music and the problems it raised for jazz performance and criticism.
Sound: The Sacred,The Secular (New Course for Fall 2010)
Prof. Ana Maria Ochoa
This course explores the significance of sound for understanding the negotiation of the relation between the sacred and the secular, in light of recent work in critical religious studies. It seeks to explore the acoustic dimensions of the 'turn to religion' by exploring the uses of sound in mediating the relationship between the sacred and the secular in different cultures.
Ruth Crawford Seeger: Modernism and Tradition in 20th-c. American Music (New Graduate Course for Fall 2010)
Ruth Crawford Seeger: Modernism and Tradition in 20th-c. American Music
(New Graduate Course for Fall 2010)
Course Number: MUSI G8370
Prof. Ellie Hisama
An interdisciplinary exploration of the music and life of composer and folk music advocate Ruth Crawford Seeger (1901-1953). Considers her prescient contributions to modernism and American traditional music through analytical study of her compositions and recent Crawford scholarship.
Music, Gender and Performance (New Course for Fall 2010)
Course Number: MUSI V3462
Prof. Ellen Gray
This seminar explores relationships between gender, music and performance from the perspective of ethnomusicology, cultural anthropology, critical music studies, feminist and queer theory and performance studies. We examine debates around issues of sex and gender and nature and culture through the lens of musical performance and experience. Some questions we consider include: In what ways is participation in particular music dictated by gendered conventions? What social purpose do these delineations serve? How can we think about the concept of nation via gender and music? How might the gendered performances and the voices of musical celebrities come to represent or officially "speak" for the nation or particular publics? How does music shape our understanding of emotion, our experience of pleasure?
and his SYOTOS Band played to a packed house at the Kennedy Center on August 8, 2010. This concert featured percussionist Candido Camero and saxophonist Gene Jefferson. You can watch the webcast at:
This course seeks to explore the significance of sound for understanding the negotiation the relation between the sacred and the secular, in light of recent work in critical religious studies. It seeks to explore the acoustic dimensions of the 'turn to religion' by exploring the uses of sound in mediating the relationship between the sacred and the secular in different cultures.
Peter Susser, who joined the Department as Director of Undergraduate Musicianship in 2011, has a long association with Columbia, where he earned his DMA and where he has taught as an adjunct instructor for many years.
Check out the photo and feature on professor Christopher Washburne in the NY Times:
From: Walter Frisch, Director of Graduate Studies
Meeting with All Music Graduate Students on Wednesday, May 5, 2:15 to 3:30 pm
This will be our spring semester meeting with graduate students and the DGS, and any available faculty, to discuss issues of concern and for us to update you on graduate matters. All music graduate students are encouraged to attend. Refreshments will be served!
Congratulations to Columbia Ethnomusicology PhD alumnus Morgan Luker, who has accepted a tenure-track position as Assistant Professor of Music at Reed College in Portland, Oregon. Prof. Luker's work deals with Argentine tango and issues of cultural policy and urban governance. His dissertation, "The Tango Machine," was completed at Columbia in 2009 under the sponsorship of Prof. Ochoa.
The Center for Ethnomusicology, 701C Dodge Hall, April 13, 5:30 pm
This talk will focus on some of the virtues and problems of writing about the lives of musicians. It will include a quick
survey of the types and uses of life narratives by ethnomusicologists, folklorists, social scientists, and popular writers, with a short discussion of some recent innovative biographical works. Examples will be drawn from a variety of biographies, including my books on Sun Ra, Miles Davis, Jelly Roll Morton, and Alan Lomax
University, is proud to present the following speaker:
Joy H. Calico, Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, Harvard University, and Vanderbilt University
"Schoenberg's A Survivor from Warsaw behind the Iron Curtain (1958-68)"
Friday March 5th, 4pm
Respondent: Juliet Forshaw
Co-Sponsored by the Center for Ethnomusicology
All Colloquia are in 622 Dodge Hall and are free and open to the public
For further information go to music.columbia.edu/colloquia
The seventh annual Columbia Music Scholarship Conference will take place on Saturday, March 6 in 301 Philosophy Hall at Columbia University from 10 AM to 6 PM. Nine graduate students and young scholars will present original research exploring various facets of the conference theme "Music and Money: Examining Value in Music." Ethnomusicologist Wayne Marshall (Massachusetts Institute of Technology) will deliver the keynote address "Following the Musical Money Across the Social Web." CMSC would like to thank the Graduate Student Advisory Council, Columbia University Department of Music, Center for the Study of Ethnicity and Race, and the Institute of Latin American Studies for co-sponsorship of this year's conference.
All events are free and open to the public. Lunch will be provided and a reception will follow the keynote address. For more information about the conference and the schedule of presenters, please visit http://www.columbia.edu/cu/cmsc/. Please direct inquiries to firstname.lastname@example.org.