Professor Chris Washburne has a new book out, "Latin Jazz: the Other Jazz", published by Oxford University Press (2020). The book discusses Latin Jazz, its rich cultural heritage and its erasure from the narratives of jazz history.
Professor Mariusz Kozak writes in the Washington Post about the "social glue" music provides at protests.
Prof. George Lewis writes in The New York Times about "lifting the cone of silence" from black American composers.
"Embrace Everything: The World of Gustav Mahler," a new podcast series featuring Adjunct Assistant Professor Marilyn McCoy, will premiere on July 7.
The Department of Music at Columbia welcomes Seth Cluett as Lecturer in Computer Music and Sound Studies starting in the Fall of 2020.
Steven Schick, distinguished percussionist, conductor and author, is the recipient of the 2020 Ditson Conductor’s Award for the advancement of American music, Columbia University has announced. Schick will receive $5,000 and a citation on behalf of Columbia’s President Lee C. Bollinger.
The Department warmly congratulates Dr. Anthony Fort, who successfully defended his PhD dissertation in Music Theory titled "Rhythm in Some Modernist Classical Music Sounds Different Depending on How You Move" on June 19, 2020.
Women, Power, and Popular Music is a new summer course being offered by Professor Ellie Hisama through the Institute for Research on Women, Gender, and Sexuality and crosslisted in Music. Through the new Alumni Summer program, alumni/ae are permitted to register for summer session courses as auditors for a reduced fee.
Scott Gleason (PhD '13) is a co-editor of this double volume of "Perspectives of New Music" dedicated to composer-theorist John Rahn. Dr. Gleason and Orit Hilewicz (PhD '17) also contributed articles.
BBC Radio 3 will broadcast the First Night of the Proms 2019, featuring Professor Zosha Di Castri’s "Long is the Journey, Short is the Memory," at 12:31 AM BST on May 29, 2020. The performance will be up for 30 days for folks to stream if they like.
The Department of Music is pleased to announce the recipients of the 2020 prizes for distinction in Music Composition. The Douglas Moore Prize has been awarded to Joseph Jordan.
The Department of Music is pleased to announce the recipients of the 2020 prizes for distinction in Music Composition. The Charles S. Miller Prize has been awarded to Stylianos Dimou (DMA '20).
The Department of Music is pleased to announce the recipients of the 2020 prizes for distinction in Music Composition. The Charles S. Miller Award has been awarded to Sharon Rose Hurvitz (left) and Annie Nikunen (right).
Dr. Sky Macklay (DMA 2018) has been selected as a fellow at the Columbia Institute for Ideas and Imagination.
Professor Jeffrey Milarsky, Director of the Columbia University Orchestra, presents a "sonic letter" to the Columbia community. Read his words within this post.
The winners of the 2019-2020 Core Preceptor Awards for Teaching Excellence in Music Humanities are Sean Colonna and Sonja Wermager.
The Department warmly congratulates Dr. Andrés García Molina, who successfully defended his PhD dissertation in Ethnomusicology titled "Aural economies and precarious labor: Street-vendor songs in Cuba" on May 14, 2020.