Our retired Associate in the Music Performance Program, Niels Østbye, died on March 19, 2018, at his home in Grandview-on-Hudson, NY, at the age of 93. He taught at Columbia from 1967 until his retirement in 2016.
Alessandra Ciucci and Julia Doe, Assistant Professors of Music, have each won grants from the Provost’s Program for Junior Faculty who Contribute to the Diversity Goals of the University.
These competitive awards, of up to $25,000, support new or ongoing research and scholarship, seed funding for innovative research for which external funding would be difficult to obtain, and curricular development projects.
Prof. Ciucci’s project is entitled “Resonances of the Rural Across the Mediterranean: Music, Sound and Moroccan Men in Italy.” Prof. Doe’s is “The Comedians of the King: Opéra-Comique and the Bourbon Monarchy on the Eve of Revolution.”
The Department of Music at Columbia University invites applications for Mellon Postdoctoral Teaching Fellowships. Appointment will be at the rank of Mellon Teaching Fellow/Lecturer, for a period of two years to begin July 1, 2018.
This semester, the Department of Music is offering courses on Beethoven, Divas, Monsters, Material Girls: Women in Music Video; and Transpacific Musicology: Monsters, Princesses, Bombs at Sea. Graduate seminars include Music and Early Modernism, 1880-1920; Ruth Crawford Seeger; and Analysis of Musical Form.
Columbia Music faculty and graduate students, led by Prof. Ellie Hisama, have been awarded a grant from the Collaborative to Advance Equity through Research (CAETR) at Columbia University, for a project entitled For the Daughters of Harlem: Working with Sound.
Several new recordings of Professor George Lewis' compositions have been released: The Will To Adorn, with International Contemporary Ensemble; Creative Construction, with Splitter Orchester; Not Alone, with Seth Parker Woods on cello; and Spinner, with Mariel Roberts on cello.
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