The Columbia University Department of Music extends heartfelt congratulations to our 2018 graduates.
Anne Levitsky, Ph.D. student in Historical Musicology, successfully defended her dissertation, "The Song from the Singer: Personification, Embodiment, and Anthropomorphization in Troubadour Lyric," on April 12.
Thomas Fogg, a graduate student in Historical Musicology, successfully defended his dissertation, "Expériences sonores: Music in Postwar Paris and the Changing Sense of Sound," on May 7.
Mark Seto (GSAS PhD '12) has been appointed Lecturer in Music and Director of the Brown Symphony Orchestra, beginning in Fall 2018.
Zosha Di Castri ,the Francis Goelet Assistant Professor of Music, will be one of the Fellows at Columbia's new Institute for Ideas and Imagination in Paris.
The highly coveted Berlin Prize is awarded annually to scholars, writers, composers, and artists from the United States who represent the highest standards of excellence in their fields.
Edward Jacobs, Yoshiaki Onishi, and Mika Pelo are three of the (former) Columbia Composers who are recipients of Guggenheim Fellowship this year. Congratulations!
Congratulations to Alessandra Ciucci, who has been awarded the 2018-2019 Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Post-Doctoral Rome Prize in Modern Italian Studies!
Andrew Haringer (PhD, Historical Musicology, 2012) has been appointed Assistant Professor of Music at St. Anselm College
Ernest H. Sanders, Professor Emeritus of Music at Columbia, where he taught from 1954 until his retirement in 1986, died at his home in New York, on January 13, 2018. He was 99 years old.
Mario Diaz de Leon (DMA ’13), Core Lecturer in Music Humanities, has released his third composer portrait album, entitled “Sanctuary.”
Tyshawn Sorey (DMA '17) is featured in an article by Alex Ross in The New Yorker of July 10/17, 2017 and in a New York Times profile (August 2, 2017).
This year's Ojai Music Festival prominently features several Composition alumni and faculty: Courtney Bryan, Mario Diaz de Leon, George Lewis, and Tyshawn Sorey.
Sean Hallowell (PhD, 2013) is a 2018-2020 recipient of the Thinking Matters Fellowship at Stanford University. The Fellowship offers an opportunity for recent recipients of doctoral degrees to teach in an innovative liberal education program with a cohort of like-minded colleagues from a wide variety of different disciplines.
Maria Sonevytsky (PhD, Ethnomusicology, 2012) has accepted the position of Assistant Professor of Music at the University of California at Berkeley, beginning July 2018.
Columbia's esteemed Fritz Reiner Professor of Musical Composition and director of the Fritz Reiner Center, Alfred Lerdahl, will be presenting the New York Premiere of Time and Again with the League of Composers Orchestra