The Department of Music is pleased to formally announce a study group in historical music notation, Ars Nota, which meets weekly on Columbia’s campus to sing medieval and Renaissance music from facsimiles of original sources.
For the Daughters of Harlem: Working in Sound has won an Action Grant from Humanities New York and a Public Outreach Grant from Columbia University’s Center for Science and Society to host a campus workshop in October 2018 for young women of color from New York’s public high schools.
Please Visit our Memorial Website for Anne Gefell, our former Director of Academic Administration and Finance.
Kevin Fellezs, Associate Professor of Music in Ethnomusicology, is featured in the latest issue of the Journal of Popular Music Studies, with his new article entitled “Edge of Insanity: Tony MacAlpine and Black Virtuosity.”
Postdoctoral Music Theory Lecturer Maeve Sterbenz has been appointed Scholar-in-Residence at the San Francisco Ballet.
Kevin Fellezs, Associate Professor of Music in Ethnmusicology, is featured in the Summer 2018 issue of Columbia College Today.
The Music Department is offering a wide range of courses this fall, including several featured and new electives.
Alumna Nina C. Young (DMA, Composition 2016) has recently been announced as the Assistant Professor of Composition and Director of the Electronic Music Studios at the Butler School of Music at The University of Texas at Austin. Her contract will begin with the 2018-2019 academic year.
Rebecca Kim edits the first comprehensive survey of the groundbreaking work of Earle Brown, augmented with several newly published items from his personal archive. Earle Brown (1926–2002) was a crucial part of a group of experimental composers known as the New York School, and his music intersects in fascinating ways with that of his colleagues John Cage, Morton Feldman, and Christian Wolff.
Report on a Conference co-organized by Alessandra Ciucci in Morocco with support from Center for Ethnomusicology and Global Humanities in Essaouira (Morocco), 18-23 June, 2018.
Our colleague George Lewis was awarded an Honorary Doctorate by Harvard in this year's Commencement.
Composer and pianist Courtney Bryan (DMA Composition, 2014) works in multiple genres, both sacred and secular, including jazz and other experimental music, traditional gospel, spirituals, and hymns. Unifying her compositions - solo to orchestral works, choral music and sound installations - is a desire to “communicate the sounds of rebellion and healing.”
The Ethnomusicology community at Columbia is delighted to congratulate our PhD alumna, Dr. Lauren Flood (PhD, 2016), who has been appointed as a Mellon Humanities Postdoctoral Fellowship in the Humanities at the Wolf Humanities Center at the University of Pennsylvania.
The Ethnomusicology community at Columbia is delighted to congratulate Trevor Reed (Hopi), a joint JD/PhD student in Law and Ethnomusicology at Columbia, who has been appointed as an Associate Professor of Law at Arizona State University.
The Ethnomusicology community at Columbia is thrilled to congratulate our PhD alumnus Whitney J. Slaten, who has been appointed as a tenure-track Assistant Professor of Ethnomusicology at Bard College (Annandale on Hudson, NY), where he will begin teaching in Fall 2018.
William Mason has accepted a position as Assistant Professor of Music at Wheaton College in Norton Massachusetts.