Alumni News

Dr. Mario Cancel-Bigay Defends Dissertation

The Department warmly congratulates Dr. Mario Cancel-Bigay, who on May 17, 2021 successfully defended his Ph.D. dissertation in Ethnomusicology entitled "Sounds that Fall Through the Cracks, and Other Silences and Acts of Love: Decoloniality and Anticolonialism in Puerto Rican 'Nueva Canción' and 'Chanson Québécoise.'"

Dr. Paula Clare Harper (GSAS '19) Appointed Assistant Professor of Musicology at University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Paula Clare Harper (GSAS '19, Historical Musicology), formerly a Postdoctoral Teaching Fellow at Washington University in St. Louis, has been named the new Assistant Professor of Musicology in the Glenn Korff School of Music at University of Nebraska-Lincoln.

Five Columbia-affiliated Composers Honored with Prestigious Guggenheim Fellowships

Nina Young, Sky Macklay, Ashkan Behzadi, Zosha Di Castri, and Miya Masaoka

Nina Young, Sky Macklay, Ashkan Behzadi, Zosha Di Castri, and Miya Masaoka

On April 8, five Columbia-affiliated composers were honored with Guggenheim Fellowships: Nina Young (DMA 2016), Sky Macklay (DMA 2018), Ashkan Behzadi (DMA 2019), Zosha Di Castri (Francis Goelet Assistant Professor of Music and DMA 2014), and Miya Masaoka (Director of the Sound Art Program in the School of the Arts).

Dr. Samuel F. Yulsman Defends Dissertation

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.

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