The Department warmly congratulates Dr. Mark Saccomano, who successfully defended his PhD dissertation in Music Theory titled "Musical Sound and Spatial Perception: How Music Structures our Sense of Space" on February 28, 2020.
Music Theory News
“Affordances and Free Improvisation: An Analytical Framework”—which Dr. Hannaford delivered at last year’s combined meeting for the American Musicological Society (AMS) and Society for Music Theory (SMT) in San Antonio—was awarded the Steve Larson Award for Jazz Scholarship at this year’s SMT meeting in Columbus.
We are deeply saddened that our alumnus Paul Nauert (GSAS ’97) passed away on Friday, July 26. Paul received his doctorate in music theory in 1997 under Jonathan Kramer's sponsorship. He was an accomplished composer, pianist, and computer programmer as well as music theorist.
Marc Hannaford will join Columbia's department of music as Lecturer in Discipline (Music Theory) in the Fall of 2019. He will teach classes in the undergraduate music theory sequence as well as electives that reflect his interests in performance, improvisation, identity, and experimental music.