The Department warmly congratulates Dr. Vicente Hansen Atria, who successfully defended his DMA dissertation in Music Composition, titled "Contrafactual Archaeology: A Model for Inter-idiomatic Composition in 'Orlando Furioso'" on April 29, 2022.
The Columbia University Department of Music is happy to announce that Dr. Marcos Balter will be joining our department as the Fritz Reiner Professor of Musical Composition.
The Department warmly congratulates Dr. Katherine Balch, who successfully defended her DMA dissertation in Music (Composition), titled "Liminal Spaces: Sonic Ecologies within and around the music of Erin Gee" on April 15, 2022.
Delta David Gier, distinguished conductor, is the recipient of the 2022 Ditson Conductor’s Award for the advancement of American music, Columbia University has announced.
The Department of Music notes with sadness the passing of Professor Emeritus Leeman L. Perkins on Friday, March 25, just several days before what would have been his 90th birthday.
"In the hands of the young American composer Katherine Balch, orchestral sounds become tactile objects — clattery, brightly colored pebbles that she assembles into evocative musical mosaics."
Audrey Amsellem has been awarded the 2021 SSN Early Career Researcher Prize for her paper: "The Noise of Silent Machines: A Case Study of LinkNYC,” by Surveillance & Society and the Surveillance Studies Network.
Dr. Tyshawn Sorey (DMA '17) performed for the 50th anniversary of Houston's Rothko Chapel at the end of February.
Dr. Eric Wubbels (DMA '10) was profiled in the New York Times on March 4th. The profile discusses his compositional work and process since moving to Massachusetts at the start of the pandemic.
Professor George Lewis will receive an honorary Doctor of Music from the University of Pennsylvania.
Dr. Velia Ivanova (GSAS '21, Historical Musicology) has published an article titled “Defining the Songs of Incarceration: The Lomax Prison Project at a Critical Juncture” in the February 2022 issue of the Journal of the Society for American Music.
There is a call for papers for the Columbia Music Scholarship Conference, which is being held through Zoom on April 23, 2022. The deadline for papers is March 4, 2022.
Katherine Balch (Composition) has joined the faculty of the Yale School of Music as Visiting Assistant Professor, Adjunct, of Composition.
Dr. Paula Harper (GSAS '19, Historical Musicology), previously Assistant Professor of Musicology in the Glenn Korff School of Music at University of Nebraska-Lincoln, has been appointed Assistant Professor in Music and The College at the University of Chicago.
Professor Mariusz Kozak has published a new article titled “Feeling Meter: Kinesthetic Knowledge and the Case of Recent Progressive Metal” in the latest issue of the "Journal of Music Theory."
Seth Cluett, assistant director of the Computer Music Center and lecturer in the Department, has teamed up with Hewlett-Packard to lower the barriers for students interested in electronic music.
It has been announced that Professor George Lewis has been elected to the Akademie der Künste Berlin. Founded in 1696, the ADK is one of the oldest cultural institutes in Europe.
Dr. Velia Ivanova (GSAS '21, Historical Musicology) has been named a Postdoctoral Fellow in the Faculty of Music at the University of Toronto beginning January 1, 2022.