The Department of Music at Columbia University invites applications for a full-time, tenure track appointment at the rank of Assistant Professor with a specialization in Ethnomusicology to begin July 1, 2023.
The Department warmly congratulates Dr. Nandini Banerjee-Datta, who successfully defended her PhD dissertation in Music (Ethnomusicology), titled “Songs of action, songs of calm: Rabindranath Tagore and the aural fabric of Bengali life in America” on November 17, 2022.
Professor Mariusz Kozak won the Society for Music Theory Popular Music Interest Group Outstanding Publication Award at the joint AMS/SEM/SMT Annual Meeting in New Orleans this past week.
“Moves” for Cello Quartet by Peter M. Susser was performed by cellists of the Orpheus Chamber Orchestra on Sunday, November 6 at the Jamesport Meeting House in Jamesport, NY.
From a total of 229 entries submitted from all over the world, the jury, consisting of composers Chaya Czernowin, Agata Zubel and Jan van de Putte, chose five prize-winning works, four of which were by Columbia-affiliated composers--a recent Columbia alumna and three current Columbia DMA students.
Jonathan Ligrani has been appointed Instructor of Musicology at the University of Alabama, beginning January 2023.
The WDR Symphony Orchestra of Cologne, conducted by Music Director Cristian Măcelaru, has commissioned Zosha Di Castri to write a new orchestral work, Pentimento, for the orchestra's 75th anniversary season. It will be premiered on October 28 and 29, 2022 at the Kölner Philharmonie in Cologne, Germany.
The Department warmly congratulates Dr. Althea SullyCole, who successfully defended her PhD dissertation in Music (Ethnomusicology), titled “Mandé Instruments at the Met: Analyzing Intangible Cultural Heritage in the Context of an African Musical Instrument Collection in the Museum” on October 13, 2022.
The Department warmly congratulates Dr. Mary Catherine Stoumbos, who successfully defended her PhD dissertation in Music (Ethnomusicology), titled “Student citizens: Whiteness, inequality, and social reproduction in marketized music education” on September 29, 2022.
Peter M. Susser’s “Gold Dome,” for Organ was performed by Marcia Hempel on Saturday, October 1, at 3:00 at First Congregational Church, 697 Main St, Harwich Center, Mass.
In a new article published by the Oxford Handbook of Spectral Music, composer, performer, and music scholar William Mason (GSAS '15, Music Theory) considers excerpts from pieces by Grisey and Murail against Zosha Di Castri's and David Adamcyk’s 2015 piece "Phonobellow."
Makulumy Alexander-Hills's article, "Audio Mediation Technology and Liveness in Modern Musical Theatre Performance," has been published in "Studies in Musical Theatre" Vol. 16, No. 1 (April 2022).
Pianist, composer and Fulbright scholar Armen Donelian (CC'72) was profiled in Columbia College Today's "Take Five" column.
Professor George Lewis's piece "Tales of the Traveller" had its US premiere, but the most exciting part about the performance was one of the guest soloists: a computer program named Voyager, originally programmed by George Lewis in 1987.
Professor Alessandra Ciucci has contributed a chapter to a new interdisciplinary collection on the Black Mediterranean: Black Med, edited by the artistic duo Invernomuto and published by Humboldtbooks.
Sonja Wermager's article "'Worthy of a Monument in Artistic History:' Religion and Nation in the Plans for Robert Schumann's Unrealized Martin Luther Oratorio" has been published in the most recent issue of "19th-Century Music."
The Arabic translation of Alessandra Ciucci's writing on Moroccan professional female singer-dancers (shikhat) and on the musicopoetic genre ‘aiṭa, was published as a collection by the Edition La Croisée des Chemins in partnership with the Académie du Royaume du Maroc.