The Columbia University Department of Music is delighted to announce that Dr. Knar Abrahamyan will be joining our department as Assistant Professor in Music Theory and Race in 2023.
Drs. Alessandra Ciucci and Bill Dougherty (DMA 2021) have been selected as Fellows at the Columbia Institute for Ideas and Imagination.
Katherine Balch has won the 2022 Charles S. Miller Award. The Charles S. Miller Award is given annually to students who, in the opinion of the Faculty, have achieved distinction of the highest standard in the field of Music Composition.
Vicente Hansen Atria has won the 2022 Charles S. Miller Award. The Charles S. Miller Award is given annually to students who, in the opinion of the Faculty, have achieved distinction of the highest standard in the field of Music Composition.
Grace D'Haiti has won the 2022 Charles S. Miller Award. The Charles S. Miller Award is given annually to students who, in the opinion of the Faculty, have demonstrated excellence of the highest standard in the field of Music Composition.
Zosha Di Castri was commissioned by the Chicago Center for Contemporary Composition's Grossman Ensemble to write a world premiere, entitled "time>>T. - - I. - - M.(time) - - E."
Callum Blackmore’s article “Hyacinthe Jadin and the Sound of Revolution: Recovering French String Quartet Aesthetics in 1790s Paris” was recently published in the edited volume "String Quartets in Beethoven’s Europe" (Academic Studies Press, 2022).
Jessie Cox, DMA graduate student, has published the article "Aesthetics of (Black) Breathing" in liquid blackness by Duke University Press with Columbia University alumnus Isaac Jean-François.
Zosha Di Castri was commissioned by the Toronto Symphony Orchestra to write a song cycle for acclaimed soprano Barbara Hannigan, entitled "In the Half-Light." With a libretto written by renowned author Tash Aw, the cycle received its world premiere in Toronto's Roy Thomson Hall on May 19 and 21, 2022, conducted by Gustavo Gimeno.
Magdalena Stern-Baczewska (Director, MPP), together with clarinetist Carol McGonnel and Orchestre de Chambre du Conservatoire Américain de Fontainebleau, gave a U.S. premiere of Charles Fox's Fantaisie for Clarinet, Piano, and Orchestra, with the composer at the podium.
Hicham Chami, PhD student in Ethnomusicology, is the recipient of the 2022 Dissertation Fieldwork Grant from the American Institute for Maghrib Studies.
Anya Wilkening has received the 2021-2022 Core Preceptor Award for Excellence in Teaching Music Humanities.
On Friday, May 6th, the Columbia University Music Performance Program presented United for Peace, a concert in solidarity with Ukraine, in St. Paul's Chapel, featuring the faculty artists of the Music Performance Program, the Louis Armstrong Jazz Performance Program, and Barnard College.
Alessandra Ciucci, Hicham Chami, Paola Cossermelli Messina and Jessie Rubin were awarded an Art & Science Equity and Diversity Grant for "Decolonizing the Ear: Reimagining 'West Asia' in Asian Music Humanities."
Alessandra Ciucci, assistant professor of music, has published a new monograph The Voice of the Rural: Music, Poetry, and Masculinity among Migrant Moroccan Men in Umbria. The book is available through the University of Chicago Press.
Nicola Hein (GSAS, MA '22, Music Theory) has been appointed Professor of Digital Creation at the Musikhochschule Lübeck, starting October 2022, where he will teach sound art and electronic music.
Michael Weinstein-Reiman (GSAS '21, Music Theory) has been appointed Assistant Professor of Music Theory at University of Wisconsin-Madison, Mead Witter School of Music, starting Fall 2022.
Toru Momii (GSAS '21, Music Theory) has been appointed Assistant Professor of Musicology in the Department of Music at Harvard University, starting Fall 2022.