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.
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.
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."
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.