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News & Announcements
The Department warmly congratulates Dr. Beatriz Goubert, who successfully defended her PhD dissertation in ethnomusicology, "Nymsuque: Contemporary Muisca Indigenous Sounds in the Colombian Andes," on May 31, 2019.
The Department warmly congratulates Dr. Marc Hannaford, who successfully defended his PhD dissertation in music theory, "One Line, Many Views: Perspectives on Music Theory, Composition, and Improvisation through the Work of Muhal Richard Abrams," on May 31, 2019.
Congratulations to Joshua Navon on the successful defense of his PhD dissertation, "The Making of Modern Musical Expertise: German Conservatories and Music Education, 1843-1933"!
The Department is delighted to congratulate Dr. Eamonn Bell, who successfully defended his PhD dissertation in music theory, "The computational attitude in music theory," on May 16, 2019.
Professor Ellie Hisama, Beatriz Maria Goubert, Paula Clare Harper, Marc Edward Hannaford, and Ralph Richard Whyte celebrating at the post-Convocation reception for GSAS PhDs, Ancel Plaza, May 19, 2019.
Congratulations to all of our newest PhDs!
GS student Sondra Woodruff was featured in Commencement Student Stories featuring the Class of 2019.
The Department warmly congratulates Dr. David Bird, who on May 8th, 2019, successfully defended his DMA dissertation in music composition, "Mixed Media and Metaphor".
Marc Hannaford will join Columbia's department of music as Lecturer in Discipline (Music Theory) in the Fall of 2019. He will teach classes in the undergraduate music theory sequence as well as electives that reflect his interests in performance, improvisation, identity, and experimental music.
Dr. Anne Levitsky presents her research on a set of illuminated manuscript fragments held by the Music & Recorded Sound Division. She will discuss her work in dating and locating the fragments, and her ensemble Fractio Modi will perform some examples from the collection.
Music theory graduate student Marc Hannaford published “Sites for Formation 1984: John Zorn Completes Cobra” in issue 21 of Sound American, “the Change issue.”
The Department warmly congratulates Dr. Ralph Whyte, who successfully defended his PhD dissertation in Historical Musicology titled “‘A Light in Sound, a Sound-like Power in Light: Light and/as Music in the History of the Color Organ” on May 3rd, 2019.