Alumni News

Dr. Onur Yıldırım Defends Dissertation

The Department warmly congratulates Dr. Onur Yıldırım, who successfully defended his DMA dissertation in Music Composition titled "Phonetics-based Techniques in My Compositional Methodology and Two Compositions: 'ŠÀ {karāz}' for large ensemble and 'eschaton according to bēl-rē'u-šu' for percussion trio" on May 24, 2021.

Dr. Anne Levitsky Appointed Lecturer in Music at the University of Queensland in Brisbane, Australia

Dr. Anne Levitsky (GSAS '18) has been appointed Lecturer in Music at the University of Queensland in Brisbane, Australia. She will be teaching in their Interdisciplinary Centre for Western Civilisation while also working with students and other faculty in the School of Music.

Dr. Mario Cancel-Bigay Defends Dissertation

The Department warmly congratulates Dr. Mario Cancel-Bigay, who on May 17, 2021 successfully defended his Ph.D. dissertation in Ethnomusicology entitled "Sounds that Fall Through the Cracks, and Other Silences and Acts of Love: Decoloniality and Anticolonialism in Puerto Rican 'Nueva Canción' and 'Chanson Québécoise.'"

Dr. Paula Clare Harper (GSAS '19) Appointed Assistant Professor of Musicology at University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Paula Clare Harper (GSAS '19, Historical Musicology), formerly a Postdoctoral Teaching Fellow at Washington University in St. Louis, has been named the new Assistant Professor of Musicology in the Glenn Korff School of Music at University of Nebraska-Lincoln.

Five Columbia-affiliated Composers Honored with Prestigious Guggenheim Fellowships

Nina Young, Sky Macklay, Ashkan Behzadi, Zosha Di Castri, and Miya Masaoka

Nina Young, Sky Macklay, Ashkan Behzadi, Zosha Di Castri, and Miya Masaoka

On April 8, five Columbia-affiliated composers were honored with Guggenheim Fellowships: Nina Young (DMA 2016), Sky Macklay (DMA 2018), Ashkan Behzadi (DMA 2019), Zosha Di Castri (Francis Goelet Assistant Professor of Music and DMA 2014), and Miya Masaoka (Director of the Sound Art Program in the School of the Arts).

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