The Department warmly congratulates Dr. Mike Ford, who successfully defended his PhD dissertation in Music (Historical Musicology), titled "An Agile Musicology: Improvisation in Corporate Management and Lean Startups" on November 30, 2021.
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.
Dr. Toru Momii (GSAS '21, Music Theory) received the Society for Music Theory Outstanding Publication Award for his article in "Music Theory Online" titled "A Transformational Approach to Gesture in Shō Performance.”
Dr. Laure M. Hiendl (DMA '20) is one of the recipients of the Rome Prize of the German Academy Villa Massimo.
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).
Peter Susser and Eric Bartlett’s Masked Music Commission from the APNM, “Cinque Bouquets pour Jacques Monod,” is now available on YouTube.
David Bird (DMA '19) has been appointed Visiting Assistant Professor at Hamilton College and will start next year.
The Department warmly congratulates Dr. Toru Momii, who successfully defended his PhD dissertation in Music (Music Theory), titled "Music Analysis and the Politics of Knowledge Production: Interculturality in the Music of Honjoh Hidejirō, Miyata Mayumi, and Mitski" on July 19, 2021.
Eamonn Bell (GSAS ’19, Music Theory) has accepted an appointment as Assistant Professor of Computer Science (Digital Humanities) at Durham University, to begin in September 2021.
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 (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.
Michael Weinstein-Reiman (GSAS '21) has been appointed Visiting Assistant Professor of Music at Wesleyan University, starting Fall 2021.
Dr. Scott Gleason (GSAS '13) has been promoted to Acquisitions Editor for Grove Music Online at Oxford University Press.
Dr. Julia Hamilton has published "'African' Songs and Women's Abolitionism in the Home, 1787-1807" in "Studies in Eighteenth-Century Culture."
The Department warmly congratulates Dr. Mary Kouyoumdjian, who successfully defended her DMA dissertation in Music Composition titled "Creating with ghosts: Identity and artistic purpose as Armenian diaspora" on June 4, 2021.
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).
The Department warmly congratulates Dr. Julia Hamilton, who on May 26, 2021 successfully defended her Ph.D. dissertation in Historical Musicology entitled "Political Songs in Polite Society: Singing about Africans in the Time of the British Abolition Movement, 1787 to 1807.”