NYC Community Interest News
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.
"Illuminations: Essays in Honor of Brian Cherney" is a guest-edited volume by Robin Elliott, dedicated to the music of the Canadian composer Brian Cherney. It features writing by several Columbia affiliates including Core Lecturers Matthew Ricketts and Taylor Brook, CMC Instructor David Adamcyk, and Assistant Professor Zosha Di Castri.
We are deeply saddened that our alumnus Paul Nauert (GSAS ’97) passed away on Friday, July 26. Paul received his doctorate in music theory in 1997 under Jonathan Kramer's sponsorship. He was an accomplished composer, pianist, and computer programmer as well as music theorist.
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.
The Serwer Fund assists currently registered graduate students in Historical Musicology, Theory, and Ethnomusicology in the pursuit of their scholarly work, including dissertation-related research, travel to conferences, and other initiatives.