We are proud to announce that Dr. Courtney Bryan (2014, DMA Music Composition) has accepted a position as Assistant Professor of Music at Tulane University's Newcomb Department of Music beginning in Fall 2016, after she completes a second appointment as Postdoctorate Research Associate at Princeton University's Department of African-American Studies (2015-16). During this academic year, she will research the music of Alice Coltrane, write a commissioned piece for the ensemble, Duo Noire, and continue working on various compositions and performances. Congratulations, Dr. Bryan! http://www.courtneybryan.com
2015-16 Historical Musicology and Music Theory colloquium Series Announced:Unless otherwise noted, events are held in Dodge Hall, Room 622. All talks are free and open to the public.
Friday, October 2 (4:00 pm): Robert Gjerdingen (Northwestern University), "The Americanization of Harmony: A Decade of Apprenticeship in Two Convenient Credit Hours" (Please note that Gjerdingen's talk, exceptionally, will begin at 4pm rather than 2pm).
Friday, October 9 (2:00 pm): Benjamin Piekut (Cornell University), "Avoiding a Theory of the Vernacular Avant-Garde"
Friday, February 26 (2:00 pm): Carolyn Abbate (Harvard University), title TBA
Friday, April 1 (2:00 pm): Dora Hanninen (University of Maryland-College Park), title TBA
Friday, April 15 (2:00 pm): Jacomien Prins (University of Warwick), title TBA
Additionally, the departments of Music and Philosophy are co-sponsoring the following event (part of a speaker series on Philosophy and Race):
Friday, March 25 (noon): Robin James (UNC-Charlotte), "Is the 'Post-' In Post-Identity the Same As the 'Post-' In Post-Genre?: Race and Pop Music Aesthetics"
The Columbia University Music Performance Program is pleased to announce a new website!
Learn all about the MPP's performance offerings (lessons, ensembles, and more!), hear audio tracks of Columbia musicians, and much more! Current students can use the site to schedule auditions and learn about performance opportunities. For those considering applying to Columbia or Barnard, the site provides a rich overview of the many opportunities to perform classical music, world music, and jazz at Columbia.
The site was designed and developed by Square Candy Design. Square Candy also created the new website for the Columbia University Orchestra.
2015 Columbia Music Department Newsletter
Congratulations to Columbia ethnomusicology PhD student Kevin Holt, who has been awarded a 2013 Predoctoral Fellowship from the Ford Foundation. This fellowship, which provides three years of full support for doctoral research, is sponsored by the Ford Foundation and administered by the National Research Council of the National Academies. Mr. Holt's selection for this prestigious award reflects Ford Foundation's panelists’ "judgment of scholarly competence as well as the promise of future achievement as a scholar, researcher, and teacher."
The Center for Ethnomusicology holds copies of, and rights to, the Laura Boulton Collection of Traditional Music, consisting of field recordings of folk and traditional musics made around the world by collector Laura Boulton, from the 1930s through the 1960s. In 1933 and again in 1940, Boulton recorded a total of 129 Hopi songs, ranging from secular to spiritual genres. (The 1933 recordings were made at the Chicago Century of Progress Exposition; the 1940 recordings at Hopi.)