Columbia alumni Mark Burford (GSAS '05, Historical Musicology) and Maria Sonevytsky (GSAS '11, Ethnomusicology) have won awards at the AMS business meeting on November 8, 2020.
Scott Gleason (GSAS '13) has been elected to Co-Chair the Society for Music Theory's History of Theory Special Interest Group.
Professors Ellie Hisama and Zosha Di Castri have been awarded a Columbia University Faculty Seed Grant to produce “Unsung Stories: Women at Columbia’s Computer Music Center,” as part of the Addressing Racism: A Call to Action for Higher Education initiative.
Dr. Will Mason (Music Theory, 2019) and his band Happy Place have released their microtonal sophomore album "Tendrils," recorded in Brooklyn two days before lockdown started in March.
The Department warmly congratulates Dr. Russell O'Rourke, who successfully defended his PhD dissertation in Music History titled "Representation, Emotion, and the Madrigal in Sixteenth-Century Italy" on August 12, 2020.
Professors Ellie Hisama and Zosha Di Castri have been awarded one of two 2020 Public Outreach Grants from Columbia's Center for Science and Society.
Dr. Anne Levitsky has been appointed as a Visiting Postdoctoral Fellow in the Humanities at Dixie State University in Saint George, Utah.
Professor Zosha Di Castri joins Aspen Music Festival's 2020 Virtual Festival in a roundtable discussion focused on the history and currency of the realities facing women composers today.
Dr. Mark Saccomano has accepted a research position on a three-year digital musicology project at the University of Paderborn in Germany.
The Department warmly congratulates Dr. Anthony Fort, who successfully defended his PhD dissertation in Music Theory titled "Rhythm in Some Modernist Classical Music Sounds Different Depending on How You Move" on June 19, 2020.
Women, Power, and Popular Music is a new summer course being offered by Professor Ellie Hisama through the Institute for Research on Women, Gender, and Sexuality and crosslisted in Music. Through the new Alumni Summer program, alumni/ae are permitted to register for summer session courses as auditors for a reduced fee.
Scott Gleason (PhD '13) is a co-editor of this double volume of "Perspectives of New Music" dedicated to composer-theorist John Rahn. Dr. Gleason and Orit Hilewicz (PhD '17) also contributed articles.
BBC Radio 3 will broadcast the First Night of the Proms 2019, featuring Professor Zosha Di Castri’s "Long is the Journey, Short is the Memory," at 12:31 AM BST on May 29, 2020. The performance will be up for 30 days for folks to stream if they like.
The Department of Music is pleased to announce the recipients of the 2020 prizes for distinction in Music Composition. The Charles S. Miller Prize has been awarded to Stylianos Dimou (DMA '20).
Dr. Sky Macklay (DMA 2018) has been selected as a fellow at the Columbia Institute for Ideas and Imagination.
A new book by Dr. Harald Kisiedu (Ph.D. ’14, Historical Musicology), "European Echoes: Jazz Experimentalism in Germany, 1950-1975," has just been published (in English) by Wolke-Verlag.
Dr. Mahir Cetiz (DMA ’13), former Lecturer in Music and Adjunct Professor of Composition at Columbia, has accepted an offer to join the Rudi E. Scheidt School of Music at the University of Memphis as Assistant Professor of Composition and Music Theory, starting in Fall 2020.
Dr. Stylianos Dimou has won the second prize of the 2020 Salvatore Martirano Memorial Composition Award for his piece "Les Instances" (2019).