Congratulations to Miya Masaoka, Director of the Sound Art Program in the School of the Arts for winning a prestigious Guggenheim Fellowship.
On April 8, five Columbia-affiliated composers were honored with Guggenheim Fellowships: Nina Young (DMA 2016), Sky Macklay (DMA 2018), Ashkan Behzadi (DMA 2019), Zosha Di Castri (Francis Goelet Assistant Professor of Music and DMA 2014), and Miya Masaoka (Director of the Sound Art Program in the School of the Arts).
Professors Zosha Di Castri and Ellie Hisama were interviewed about the symposium Unsung Stories: Women at Columbia's Computer Music Center in the article "Celebrating Women in Electronic Music at Columbia."
The Department warmly congratulates Dr. Samuel F. Yulsman, who successfully defended his DMA dissertation in Music Composition titled "Free Jazz Simulations and Political Despair in Aaron Cassidy's 'The Wreck of former boundaries' and 'a line off the convaplex, ifs of color, devout conditions' and 'Negative Horizon'" on March 15, 2021.
Three Columbia affiliates were represented in the New York Times yesterday in the Times's roundup of the "25 Best Classical Music Tracks of 2020": George Lewis, Ash Fure, and Tristan Perich.
Professors Ellie Hisama and Zosha Di Castri have been awarded a Columbia University Faculty Seed Grant to produce “Unsung Stories: Women at Columbia’s Computer Music Center,” as part of the Addressing Racism: A Call to Action for Higher Education initiative.
Jacques-Louis Monod in 2009. Photo taken by user Acdsat, from Wikimedia Commons. https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Jacques-Louis_Monod.jpg
The Department of Music notes with sadness the passing of renowned pianist, composer, and conductor Jacques-Louis Monod (Toulouse, France, February 25, 2917 - September 21, 2020).