The Department of Music notes with sadness the passing of the renowned composer, pianist, and conductor Charles Wuorinen (1938–2020), who had a long association with Columbia.
Columbia Composers News
Composition graduate student Katherine Balch was recently featured in the San Francisco Chronicle in review of her new violin concerto, "Artifacts". The world premiere was given at the Lesher Center for the Arts in Walnut Creek on Sunday, May 5th, 2019, by violinist Robyn Bollinger with Donato Cabrera of the California Symphony.
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.
Columbia's esteemed Fritz Reiner Professor of Musical Composition and director of the Fritz Reiner Center, Alfred Lerdahl, will be presenting the New York Premiere of Time and Again with the League of Composers Orchestra