Alumni News

Zosha Di Castri Commissioned by Toronto Symphony Orchestra

Zosha Di Castri was commissioned by the Toronto Symphony Orchestra to write a song cycle for acclaimed soprano Barbara Hannigan, entitled "In the Half-Light." With a libretto written by renowned author Tash Aw, the cycle received its world premiere in Toronto's Roy Thomson Hall on May 19 and 21, 2022, conducted by Gustavo Gimeno.

Dr. Velia Ivanova (GSAS '21) Publishes Article in “Journal of the Society of American Music”

Dr. Velia Ivanova (GSAS '21, Historical Musicology) has published an article titled “Defining the Songs of Incarceration: The Lomax Prison Project at a Critical Juncture” in the February 2022 issue of the Journal of the Society for American Music.

Dr. Paula Harper (GSAS '19) Appointed Assistant Professor in Music and The College at the University of Chicago

Dr. Paula Harper (GSAS '19, Historical Musicology), previously Assistant Professor of Musicology in the Glenn Korff School of Music at University of Nebraska-Lincoln, has been appointed Assistant Professor in Music and The College at the University of Chicago.

Chris Washburne and Seth Cluett Awarded Lenfest Distinguished Faculty Awards.

Chris Washburne & Seth Cluett

Each year, the Lenfest Distinguished Faculty Awards honor the presence and work of extraordinary faculty in Arts and Sciences. Nominated by students, colleagues, chairs, and deans, these faculty represent the highest achievements of research, teaching, and service to Columbia and to the world.