The Department of Music notes with sadness the passing, at the age of 96, of the eminent Chinese-American composer Chou Wen-chung (1923-2019). He served on the Columbia faculty from 1964 to 1991.
Computer Music Center News
Professor Brad Garton is going to be the keynote speaker at the 2019 International Computer Music Conference going on this week (his speech is tomorrow at 4:30 PM), and one of his book-readings will be a 'featured piece' on the 2019 New York Electroacoustic Music Festival that evening.
Students, alumni, and faculty in the Music Department are featured in the article "Daughters of Harlem Teaches Local Young Women to Record and Produce Their Own Music" about the Fall 2018 workshop For the Daughters of Harlem: Working with Sound.
From January 15th, 2019 until March 23rd, 2019, the New York Public Library for the Performing Arts will feature state-of-the-art immersive installation by exhibition curator, artist, and composer Seth Cluett in a new exhibition "Sounding Circuits: Audible Histories" which explores the birth and evolution of electronic music.
The Library sound archives preserve the groundbreaking work of Columbia University’s electronic and computer music pioneers. Explore a new universe of sounds with Columbia University Computer Music Center Director Seth Cluett. From Charles Dodges’ 1969 computer generated masterwork Earth’s Magnetic Field to the most boundary blurring contemporary works by Columbia’s current students, join us for an interactive electronic sound salon.
Alumna Nina C. Young (DMA, Composition 2016) has recently been announced as the Assistant Professor of Composition and Director of the Electronic Music Studios at the Butler School of Music at The University of Texas at Austin. Her contract will begin with the 2018-2019 academic year.
This semester, the Department of Music is offering courses on Beethoven, Divas, Monsters, Material Girls: Women in Music Video; and Transpacific Musicology: Monsters, Princesses, Bombs at Sea. Graduate seminars include Music and Early Modernism, 1880-1920; Ruth Crawford Seeger; and Analysis of Musical Form.
The Department of Music at Columbia is pleased to announce the publication of our 2015-16 Newsletter, which documents the extraordinary range of activities and accomplishments in our community over the last year.