Composition News

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.

Department of Music students, alumni, and faculty featured in Columbia News

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.

Project For the Daughters of Harlem awarded two grants

For the Daughters of Harlem: Working in Sound has won an Action Grant from Humanities New York and a Public Outreach Grant from Columbia University’s Center for Science and Society to host a campus workshop in October 2018 for young women of color from New York’s public high schools.

Alumna Rebecca Y. Kim Edits Groundbreaking Work of Earle Brown

Rebecca Kim edits the first comprehensive survey of the groundbreaking work of Earle Brown, augmented with several newly published items from his personal archive. Earle Brown (1926–2002) was a crucial part of a group of experimental composers known as the New York School, and his music intersects in fascinating ways with that of his colleagues John Cage, Morton Feldman, and Christian Wolff.

Courtney Bryan has won the 2018 Herb Alpert Award in the Arts

Composer and pianist Courtney Bryan (DMA Composition, 2014) works in multiple genres, both sacred and secular, including jazz and other experimental music, traditional gospel, spirituals, and hymns. Unifying her compositions - solo to orchestral works, choral music and sound installations - is a desire to “communicate the sounds of rebellion and healing.”

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