Columbia Composers News

2020 Student Prizes for Composers -- The Charles S. Miller Award -- Sharon Rose Hurvitz and Annie Nikunen

Sharon Rose Hurvitz and Annie Nikunen

The Department of Music is pleased to announce the recipients of the 2020 prizes for distinction in Music Composition. The Charles S. Miller Award has been awarded to Sharon Rose Hurvitz (left) and Annie Nikunen (right).

Katherine Balch Featured in the San Francisco Chronicle

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.

Columbia Composition and Sound Art students featured in Computer Music Center Showcase at NYPL

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.

Fred Lerdahl New York Premiere: Time and Again

League of Composers Orchestra's Ninth Season Finale this coming Thursday at 7:30 at Miller Theatre

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