Toru Momii, Music Theory PhD student, has been awarded the Junior Fellowship in Japan Studies from the Weatherhead East Asian Institute for 2020–21.
Magdalena Stern-Baczewska has released a new album, "Debussy on 5th Avenue," which makes use of the innovative Yamaha Disklavier recording process.
Professor Ellie Hisama has been announced as one of the five inaugural recipients of the 2020 Faculty Mentoring Award.
Dr. Stylianos Dimou has won the second prize of the 2020 Salvatore Martirano Memorial Composition Award for his piece "Les Instances" (2019).
Dr. Paula Harper (Historical Musicology, 2019), a current postdoctoral fellow at Washington University in St. Louis, has organized a daily online colloquium-- "Music Scholarship at a Distance."
The Department of Music congratulates Barnard College senior Megan Trach who has been awarded the Ethel Stone Lefrak Prize for excellence in the arts by Barnard College.
The Department warmly congratulates Dr. Jane Forner, who successfully defended her PhD dissertation in Historical Musicology titled "Distant Pasts Reimagined: Encountering the Political Present in 21st-century Opera" on April 27, 2020.
Professor Ana Maria Ochoa, chair of the Department of Music, has been announced as one of two recipients of the 2019-2020 Columbia University Faculty Mentoring Award.
Professor Zosha Di Castri's "Lineages" as performed by the Philadelphia Orchestra will be available to stream on May 29, 2020. Her debut album "Tachitipo" has generated acclaim as well since its release in November 2019.
Dr. Marc Hannaford has accepted an offer to join the University of Michigan’s School of Music, Theatre, and Dance as an Assistant Professor of Music Theory, to commence in Fall 2020.
The Department warmly congratulates Dr. John Glasenapp, who successfully defended his PhD dissertation in Historical Musicology titled "To pray without ceasing: A diachronic history of Cistercian chant in the Beaupre antiphoner (Baltimore, Walters Art Museum), W. 759-762" on April 14, 2020.
Taylor Brook (GSAS '18) and Alexandre Lunsqui (GSAS '09) have been announced as 2020 Guggenheim Fellowship winners.
Professor Kevin Fellezs has published an article titled "Three Moments in Ki Ho’alu (Hawaiian Slack Key Guitar): Improvising As Kanaka Maoli (Native Hawaiian) Adaptative Strategy."
The Department warmly congratulates Dr. Mark Saccomano, who successfully defended his PhD dissertation in Music Theory titled "Musical Sound and Spatial Perception: How Music Structures our Sense of Space" on February 28, 2020.
The Department warmly congratulates Dr. Stylianos Dimou, who successfully defended his DMA dissertation in Music Composition titled "1. Les instances (2019) 2. Linear verticalitiels" on February 3, 2020.
The Department warmly congratulates Dr. Emily Hansell Clark, who successfully defended her PhD dissertation in Ethnomusicology titled "Iron gongs and singing birds: Paths of migration and acoustic assemblages of alterity in the former Dutch colonial empire" on January 24, 2020.
The Department of Music notes with sadness the passing of the renowned composer, pianist, and conductor Charles Wuorinen (1938–2020), who had a long association with Columbia.
DMA composition students Jessie Cox and Sam Yulsman's debut album "Weaving Music" releases April 17, 2020 on Bandcamp.