The Department of Music at Columbia University invites applications for Mellon Postdoctoral Teaching Fellowships.
The Department of Music notes with sadness the passing, at the age of 96, of the eminent Chinese-American composer Chou Wen-chung (1923-2019). He served on the Columbia faculty from 1964 to 1991.
Magdalena Stern-Baczewska has made her Philadelphia Orchestra debut, performing Tan Dun's Triple Concerto at Philadelphia's Kimmel Center for Performing Arts, with the composer conducting.
Magdalena Stern-Baczewska was Artist in Residence at University of Nevada Las Vegas. She presented a lecture "Interpreting Bach’s Dance Music on the Keyboard," and performed a recital on the piano and harpsichord.
The Department warmly congratulates Dr. Elliott S. Cairns, who successfully defended his PhD dissertation in Historical Musicology titled "Listening to the World: The Berliner Phonogram-Archiv and the Emergence of Comparative Musicology" on October 2, 2019.
Jake Chapman (CC'16) and Jasper Dütz--together known as Champion Milkshake--will be playing an all-Disney concert on October 1st, 2019 at 6pm in St. Paul's Chapel. The concert is free and open to all!
Members of the Composing Women Program led by Prof. Liza Lim (Sydney Conservatorium of Music, University of Sydney) visited New York with a concert at National Sawdust of premieres of flute solos performed by Claire Chase, as well as presentations on current chamber opera projects.
Brad Lubman, distinguished conductor and composer, is the recipient of the 2019 Ditson Conductor’s Award for the advancement of American music.
Ethnomusicology PhD student Manuel Garcia Orozco's "Anónimas & Resilientes" (Anonymous and Resilient) is nominated for a Latin Grammy for Best Recording Package.
The Center for Ethnomusicology featured indigenous rappers, producers and activists Dioganhdih and Chhoti Maa on Friday, September 6th.
"Illuminations: Essays in Honor of Brian Cherney" is a guest-edited volume by Robin Elliott, dedicated to the music of the Canadian composer Brian Cherney. It features writing by several Columbia affiliates including Core Lecturers Matthew Ricketts and Taylor Brook, CMC Instructor David Adamcyk, and Assistant Professor Zosha Di Castri.
The Department of Music warmly congratulates Dr. Mario Diaz de Leon (DMA, Composition 2013), who was recently appointed Assistant Professor of Music and Technology at Stevens Institute of Technology in Hoboken, NJ.
Professor Kevin Fellezs's new book Listen But Don’t Ask Question: Hawaiian Slack Key Guitar Across the TransPacific will be published in December 2019 by Duke University Press.
"Enacting Musical Time: The Bodily Experience of New Music" by Professor Mariusz Kozak will be published by Oxford University Press on November 6th, 2019. The book is available for preorder.
Magdalena Stern-Baczewska has made her Tanglewood Music Festival debut in August, performing Tan Dun's "Martial Arts Cycle" with violinist Ryu Goto and cellist Wei Yu at the Seiji Ozawa Hall. The performance received a standing ovation.
Yair Klartag is one of three laureates for 2019-2022. Ricordi Berlin will publish selected works by the laureates, support the composers with expertise in the music business, and provide international promotion for a period of three years.
Scholars working under the broad umbrella of New Materialism have offered compelling reappraisals of the ways in which we know, interact with, and exist in the world. This scholarship also intersects with recent work on music and sound, which raises rich sets of questions regarding human agency, material, ethics, aesthetics, embodiment, and the subject/object dichotomy, among other issues.
The Music Department is offering a wide range of courses this semester.
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