Dr. Stylianos Dimou has won the second prize of the 2020 Salvatore Martirano Memorial Composition Award for his piece "Les Instances" (2019).
Dr. Paula Harper (Historical Musicology, 2019), a current postdoctoral fellow at Washington University in St. Louis, has organized a daily online colloquium-- "Music Scholarship at a Distance."
Professor Zosha Di Castri's "Lineages" as performed by the Philadelphia Orchestra will be available to stream on May 29, 2020. Her debut album "Tachitipo" has generated acclaim as well since its release in November 2019.
Dr. Marc Hannaford has accepted an offer to join the University of Michigan’s School of Music, Theatre, and Dance as an Assistant Professor of Music Theory, to commence in Fall 2020.
Taylor Brook (GSAS '18) and Alexandre Lunsqui (GSAS '09) have been announced as 2020 Guggenheim Fellowship winners.
The Department of Music notes with sadness the passing of the renowned composer, pianist, and conductor Charles Wuorinen (1938–2020), who had a long association with Columbia.
Assistant Professor in Composition Zosha Di Castri recently spoke with Darwin Grosse on the Art+Music+Technology podcast for episode 315, touching on a variety of topics ranging from her background and training, creative inspiration, and the breadth and depth of her versatile body of work.
Professor Zosha Di Castri's piece "Lineage" (2013) was performed by the Philadelphia and Minnesota orchestras. The performances were all conducted by Karina Canellakis.
Lecturer in Music Joshua Navon has published a new article in the most recent issue of the Journal of Musicology, titled "Pedagogies of Performance: The Leipzig Conservatory and the Production of Werktreue."
Dr. Courtney Bryan (DMA 2014), now a resident at the American Academy in Rome until mid-July, has won a prestigious United States Artists Fellowship.
Three PhDs from the Department of Music were recently featured in GSAS's three-part series Teaching Scholars Share Their Experiences.
The Music Jury of the Civitella Ranieri Foundation has selected a number of Columbia students, alumni, and faculty to receive prestigious Civitella Ranieri Fellowships for 2020 and 2021.
The most recent issue of the Journal of the American Musicological Society features contributions from faculty and alumni of the Department.
The Fromm Music Foundation at Harvard University has announced the names of fifteen composers selected to receive 2019 Fromm commissions. Eight of the fifteen winners are alumni of Columbia's DMA program in Composition.
The Columbia University Ethnomusicology community is delighted to congratulate our recent PhD alumnus Dr. Beatriz Goubert, who has been selected as the associate editor for Latin America at RILM (International Repertory of Music Literature) in New York.
Dr. Eamonn Bell was appointed as a postdoctoral Research Fellow in the Department of Music at Trinity College, Dublin in October 2019.
“Affordances and Free Improvisation: An Analytical Framework”—which Dr. Hannaford delivered at last year’s combined meeting for the American Musicological Society (AMS) and Society for Music Theory (SMT) in San Antonio—was awarded the Steve Larson Award for Jazz Scholarship at this year’s SMT meeting in Columbus.
The Department of Music warmly congratulates Dr. Mario Diaz de Leon (DMA, Composition 2013), who was recently appointed Assistant Professor of Music and Technology at Stevens Institute of Technology in Hoboken, NJ.