The Department warmly congratulates Dr. Mike Ford, who successfully defended his PhD dissertation in Music (Historical Musicology), titled "An Agile Musicology: Improvisation in Corporate Management and Lean Startups" on November 30, 2021.
The Fromm Music Foundation at Harvard University has announced the names of fourteen composers selected to receive 2021 Fromm commissions. Among the fourteen winners are Columbia alumnus David Bird (DMA 2019), and three current DMA students, Jessie Cox, Louis Goldford, and Diana Rodriguez.
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).
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.
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.
The Department warmly congratulates Dr. Julia Hamilton, who on May 26, 2021 successfully defended her Ph.D. dissertation in Historical Musicology entitled "Political Songs in Polite Society: Singing about Africans in the Time of the British Abolition Movement, 1787 to 1807.”