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
Zosha Di Castri's orchestral piece Lineage had its Japanese première at Suntory Hall on August 30th in a performance by the Tokyo Symphony alongside works by Kaija Saariaho (the featured theme composer) and Jean Sibelius. On September 2, Di Castri's String Quartet No.1 was given its première as the Canadian Commission Round of the Banff International String Quartet Competition.