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 Music Theory and Race, which may include a scholarly emphasis on critical race theory, historical perspectives on race and music theory, or other issues of race, ethnicity, and/or indigeneity as they pertain to music theory and analysis.
Zosha Di Castri, Olivia De Prato, Allison Loggins-Hull, and Alice Teyssier announce the launch of Matricalis, a website and community hub that reflects on the impact of motherhood on individual musicians.
Professor Kevin Fellezs has received an Honorable Mention as the 2021 Best Subsequent Book Award from the Native American and Indigenous Studies Association (NAISA).
Magdalena Stern-Baczewska gave a world premiere of Prelude and Fugue by Gene Pritsker at the season opening concert of Composers Concordance in DROM NYC.
Callum Blackmore has been awarded the prize for best student paper at the Ninth Biennial Conference of the Society for Eighteenth-Century Music, held virtually at the Royal Swedish Academy of Music in Stockholm.
An article coauthored by Professor Emerita Ellie Hisama and Dr. Lucie Vágnerová (GSAS '16) on the workshop For the Daughters of Harlem: Working in Sound has been published in Sounding Together: Collaborative Perspectives on U.S. Music in the Twentieth Century, ed. Charles Hiroshi Garrett and Carol J. Oja (University of Michigan Press, 2021).
Magdalena Stern-Baczewska's harpsichord improvisation is featured on a single "Robo Tribe," recently released on DJ's Daughter, a Brooklyn-based music collective.
Historical Musicology graduate student Callum Blackmore has been awarded the M. Elizabeth C. Bartlet Fund for Research in France from the American Musicological Society.
Peter Susser and Eric Bartlett’s Masked Music Commission from the APNM, “Cinque Bouquets pour Jacques Monod,” is now available on YouTube.
David Bird (DMA '19) has been appointed Visiting Assistant Professor at Hamilton College and will start next year.
Jessie Cox's essay on Cecil Taylor, an American pianist and one of the pioneers of free jazz, has been published by the American Music Review.
The Department warmly congratulates Dr. Toru Momii, who successfully defended his PhD dissertation in Music (Music Theory), titled "Music Analysis and the Politics of Knowledge Production: Interculturality in the Music of Honjoh Hidejirō, Miyata Mayumi, and Mitski" on July 19, 2021.
Eamonn Bell (GSAS ’19, Music Theory) has accepted an appointment as Assistant Professor of Computer Science (Digital Humanities) at Durham University, to begin in September 2021.
Lauren Bernard and Gabrielle Ferrari have been named the Music Department's 2021-2022 Lead Teaching Fellows.
Kyle DeCoste has won the 2021 Peter Narvaez Memorial Student Paper Prize from the International Association for the Study of Popular Music – Canada for his paper “Lil Chano from 79th: Voicing Black Boy Joy in the Music of Chance the Rapper.”
Gabrielle Ferrari has been named the 2021-22 Graduate Fellow for Columbia's Institute for Research in Women's and Gender Studies (IRWGS). In addition, she has received the Eugene K. Wolf Travel and Research Grant from the American Musicological Society.
Mike Ford, a PhD candidate in historical musicology, has accepted a Consultant position at the New York office of the Boston Consulting Group.
Professor Zosha Di Castri has launched a new podcast series The Dream Feed: Musicians on Motherhood featuring conversations between musicians on their experiences navigating the seemingly incompatible worlds of professional music and motherhood, sharing in both the personal challenges and profoundly inspiring moments that come with being simultaneously mothers and musicians.