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.
Dr. Ted Gordon, current Mellon Postdoctoral Teaching Fellow, will be starting as a tenure-track Assistant Professor in the Department of Fine and Performing Arts, Weissman School of Arts & Sciences at Baruch College (CUNY), in the fall.
Michael Weinstein-Reiman, Ph.D. student in Music Theory, has published his article "Printing Piano Pedagogy: Experimental Psychology and Marie Jaëll's Theory of Touch" in the journal Nineteenth-Century Music Review.
A new book by Dr. Harald Kisiedu (Ph.D. ’14, Historical Musicology), "European Echoes: Jazz Experimentalism in Germany, 1950-1975," has just been published (in English) by Wolke-Verlag.
Dr. Mahir Cetiz (DMA ’13), former Lecturer in Music and Adjunct Professor of Composition at Columbia, has accepted an offer to join the Rudi E. Scheidt School of Music at the University of Memphis as Assistant Professor of Composition and Music Theory, starting in Fall 2020.
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.