This year's Ojai Music Festival prominently features several Composition alumni and faculty: Courtney Bryan, Mario Diaz de Leon, George Lewis, and Tyshawn Sorey.
Sean Hallowell (PhD, 2013) is a 2018-2020 recipient of the Thinking Matters Fellowship at Stanford University. The Fellowship offers an opportunity for recent recipients of doctoral degrees to teach in an innovative liberal education program with a cohort of like-minded colleagues from a wide variety of different disciplines.
Several new recordings of Professor George Lewis' compositions have been released: The Will To Adorn, with International Contemporary Ensemble; Creative Construction, with Splitter Orchester; Not Alone, with Seth Parker Woods on cello; and Spinner, with Mariel Roberts on cello.
Ethnomusicology PhD candidate Emily Clark has been awarded two fellowships, including a Fulbright-Hays Doctoral Dissertation Research Abroad Fellowship(DDRF) and a GSAS Mellon Humanities International Travel Fellowship from the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences at Columbia.
Maria Sonevytsky (PhD, Ethnomusicology, 2012) has accepted the position of Assistant Professor of Music at the University of California at Berkeley, beginning July 2018.
Columbia's esteemed Fritz Reiner Professor of Musical Composition and director of the Fritz Reiner Center, Alfred Lerdahl, will be presenting the New York Premiere of Time and Again with the League of Composers Orchestra
The Department warmly congratulates Matthew Ricketts, who successfully defended his DMA dissertation in Composition, Texts—Textures—Intertexts: The Orchestral Worlds of Brian Cherney, on May 12, 2017.
The Department announces the 2017 named awards in Composition, honoring three undergraduate students and five graduate students.
The Department warmly congratulates Christopher Trapani, who successfully defended his DMA dissertation in Composition, Convergence Lines: A Musical Distillation of Thomas Pynchon’s V, on April 28, 2017.
Whitney Slaten has been appointed Visiting Assistant Professor of Music Technology at Eugene Lang College, The New School, for 2017-2018.
The Department warmly congratulates Dr. Benjamin Hansberry, who successfully defended his PhD dissertation in music theory, Phenomenon and Abstraction: Coordinating Concepts in Music Theory and Analysis, on May 3, 2017.
The Department warmly congratulates Dr. Maeve Sterbenz, who successfully defended her PhD dissertation in music theory, Moving with Music: Approaches to the Analysis of Movement-Music Interactions, on May 9, 2017.
The Department warmly congratulates Dr. Orit Hilewicz, who successfully defended her PhD dissertation in music theory, Listening to Ekphrastic Musical Compositions, on April 26, 2017.
Katherine Balch has been announced as the 2017-2018 Young Concert Artists Composer-in-Residence, the 11th composer to receive this honor.
Chris Washburne's newest CD release and review: Rags & Roots
Professor Ellie Hisama has been named the 2017 speaker in the Robert Samels Visiting Scholar Program, Jacobs School of Music, Indiana University.