Historical Musicology News
The Department warmly congratulates Dr. Julia Hamilton, who on May 26, 2021 successfully defended her Ph.D. dissertation in Historical Musicology entitled "Political Songs in Polite Society: Singing about Africans in the Time of the British Abolition Movement, 1787 to 1807.”
The Department warmly congratulates Dr. Velia Ivanova, who on May 24, 2021 successfully defended her Ph.D. dissertation in Historical Musicology entitled "The Musical Heritage of Incarceration: The Curation, Dissemination, and Management of the Lomax Collection Prison Songs.”
Dr. Anne Levitsky (GSAS '18) has been appointed Lecturer in Music at the University of Queensland in Brisbane, Australia. She will be teaching in their Interdisciplinary Centre for Western Civilisation while also working with students and other faculty in the School of Music.
The Department warmly congratulates Dr. Tom Smith, who on May 12, 2021 successfully defended his Ph.D. dissertation in Historical Musicology entitled "Hearing with American Law: On Music as Evidence and Offense in the Age of Mass Incarceration."
Paula Clare Harper (GSAS '19, Historical Musicology), formerly a Postdoctoral Teaching Fellow at Washington University in St. Louis, has been named the new Assistant Professor of Musicology in the Glenn Korff School of Music at University of Nebraska-Lincoln.
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."
Dr. Christine Dysers is a Fulbright Visiting Scholar in the Department of Music, Columbia University. Her research is broadly concerned with 20th- and 21st-century music, with particular attention to contemporary composition and the aesthetics of repetition.
Julia Doe, assistant professor of music, has published a new monograph, "The Comedians of the King: Opéra-Comique and the Bourbon Monarchy on the Eve of Revolution." The book is available through the University of Chicago Press.
Kevin Holt (GSAS '18), Katie Radishofski, and Professor Ellie Hisama are profiled in part two of Nigel Telman's two-part article in Columbia Spectator about Columbia's relationship with hip-hop.