The Department warmly congratulates Dr. Michael Weinstein-Reiman, who on May 10, 2021 successfully defended his Ph.D. dissertation in Music Theory entitled "Touch and Modernity in French Keyboard Pedagogy, 1715-1915."
Beginning in June 2021, Emily will be a postdoc at the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, appointed to the project Polyvocal Interpretations of Contested Colonial Heritage (PICCH).
Mario Cancel-Bigay and Bill Dougherty have both been selected for Early Career Fellowships by the Department of Music.
The Department warmly congratulates Dr. Bill Dougherty, who successfully defended his DMA dissertation in Music Composition titled "Imagining Together: Èliane Radigue’s Collaborative Creative Process" on April 26, 2021.
The Department warmly congratulates Dr. Qingfan Jiang, who on April 16, 2021 successfully defended her Ph.D. dissertation in Historical Musicology.
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.
Congratulations to Zosha Di Castri, Francis Goelet Assistant Professor of Music and DMA 2014 for winning a prestigious Guggenheim Fellowship.
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).
Dr. Laure M. Hiendl has taken a position as an Assistant Professor at the University Mozarteum Salzburg.
The Department warmly congratulates Dr. John Rot, who successfully defended his DMA dissertation in Music Composition titled "Waking Up into the Moment: Temporal Awareness as a Primary Composable Parameter of Music" on April 5, 2021.
Professors Zosha Di Castri and Ellie Hisama were interviewed about the symposium Unsung Stories: Women at Columbia's Computer Music Center in the article "Celebrating Women in Electronic Music at Columbia."
The Department warmly congratulates Dr. Samuel F. Yulsman, who successfully defended his DMA dissertation in Music Composition titled "Free Jazz Simulations and Political Despair in Aaron Cassidy's 'The Wreck of former boundaries' and 'a line off the convaplex, ifs of color, devout conditions' and 'Negative Horizon'" on March 15, 2021.
Professor Zosha Di Castri's "Tachitipo," the eponymous track of her debut album, has been nominated for Classical Composition of the Year in the 2021 JUNO Awards.
Professor Zosha Di Castri has published her essay, “Tachitipo—The Living Passport,” on the creative process behind her debut album, Tachitipo, in the recently-released Arcana IX: Musicians on Music, edited by John Zorn.
Dr. Maeve Sterbenz (PhD ‘17 in Music Theory) has accepted the position of Assistant Professor of Music at Smith College, starting in Fall 2021.
Kevin Holt (GSAS '18), Katie Radishofski, and Professor Ellie Hisama are profiled in part two of Nigel Telman's two-part article in Columbia Spectator about Columbia's relationship with hip-hop.
Dr. Stylianos Dimou (DMA '20 in Composition) has been appointed a Research Assistant Professor in the Department of Music at Hong Kong Baptist University.
Dr. Tyshawn Sorey (DMA 2017) has been honored with a longform profile of his work and life in the "New York Times Magazine" this week by contributor Adam Shatz.