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.
Dr. Tyshawn Sorey (DMA 2017) received a celebratory write-up in the New York Times on New Year's Day by classical music editor Zachary Woolfe.
Three Columbia affiliates were represented in the New York Times yesterday in the Times's roundup of the "25 Best Classical Music Tracks of 2020": George Lewis, Ash Fure, and Tristan Perich.
Peter M. Susser, Senior Lecturer, Director of Undergraduate Musicianship, has published a digital guidebook in partnership with the Center for Teaching and Learning entitled, “Eureka: A Digital Guidebook for Improvisation Leadership in the Ear Training Classroom.”
The Department warmly congratulates Dr. Laure M. Hiendl, who successfully defended their DMA dissertation in Music Composition titled "Queer Composition. Subversive Strategies in Western Classical Music" on November 20, 2020.
Columbia alumni Mark Burford (GSAS '05, Historical Musicology) and Maria Sonevytsky (GSAS '11, Ethnomusicology) have won awards at the AMS business meeting on November 8, 2020.
Scott Gleason (GSAS '13) has been elected to Co-Chair the Society for Music Theory's History of Theory Special Interest Group.
Professors Ellie Hisama and Zosha Di Castri have been awarded a Columbia University Faculty Seed Grant to produce “Unsung Stories: Women at Columbia’s Computer Music Center,” as part of the Addressing Racism: A Call to Action for Higher Education initiative.
Dr. Will Mason (Music Theory, 2019) and his band Happy Place have released their microtonal sophomore album "Tendrils," recorded in Brooklyn two days before lockdown started in March.
The Department warmly congratulates Dr. Russell O'Rourke, who successfully defended his PhD dissertation in Music History titled "Representation, Emotion, and the Madrigal in Sixteenth-Century Italy" on August 12, 2020.