Alumni News

Columbia Students and Alumni Included in Harvard Fromm Music Foundation Commissions For 2021

David Bird, Jessie Cox, Louis Goldford, and Diana Rodriguez

The Fromm Music Foundation at Harvard University has announced the names of fourteen composers selected to receive 2021 Fromm commissions. Among the fourteen winners are Columbia alumnus David Bird (DMA 2019), and three current DMA students, Jessie Cox, Louis Goldford, and Diana Rodriguez.

Article on Workshop For the Daughters of Harlem Now Available

An article coauthored by Professor Emerita Ellie Hisama and Dr. Lucie Vágnerová (GSAS '16) on the workshop For the Daughters of Harlem: Working in Sound has been published in Sounding Together: Collaborative Perspectives on U.S. Music in the Twentieth Century, ed. Charles Hiroshi Garrett and Carol J. Oja (University of Michigan Press, 2021).

Dr. Zosha Di Castri Releases Podcast Project "The Dream Feed: Musicians on Motherhood"

Professor Zosha Di Castri has launched a new podcast series The Dream Feed: Musicians on Motherhood featuring conversations between musicians on their experiences navigating the seemingly incompatible worlds of professional music and motherhood, sharing in both the personal challenges and profoundly inspiring moments that come with being simultaneously mothers and musicians.

Dr. Kevin C. Holt Appointed Assistant Professor of Ethnomusicology at Stony Brook University, Awarded Fellowship from Cleveland Institute of Music

Dr. Kevin C. Holt (Ethnomusicology ‘18) has accepted the position of Assistant Professor of Ethnomusicology in the Department of Music at Stony Brook University, SUNY, where he will be teaching the department’s first core course centered on hip-hop music.

Dr. Sean Parr Publishes Book, Is Promoted to Full Professor at St. Anselm College, & Will Be in Residence at Dartmouth College

Dr. Sean Parr (GSAS '10) has a number of recent accomplishments to announce. He recently published his first book, Vocal Virtuosity: The Origins of the Coloratura Soprano in Nineteenth-Century Opera (Oxford University Press, 2021).

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