Abstract: This article studies the relationship between the discourse of Bengali cultural nationalism and the devotional song genre of padāvalī kīrtan in the early twentieth century.
Ethnomusicology PhD candidate Hicham Chami has been awarded the 2017 T. Temple Tuttle Prize for best student paper presented at the annual meeting of the Niagara Chapter of the Society for Ethnomusicology.
Benjamin Steege has published two articles: "Antipsychologism in Interwar Musical Thought: Two Ways of Hearing Debussy," in Music & Letters and "Between Race and Culture: Hearing Japanese Music in Berlin," in History of Humanities.
“Assemblage,” a new album by Ensemble Dal Niente on New World Records, brings a rewarding look at fresh pieces by the composer and performer George Lewis.
Yair Klartag, a DMA candidate in Composition at Columbia, has been selected as one of three winners in the prestigious Geneva Competition
Mario Diaz de Leon (DMA ’13), Core Lecturer in Music Humanities, has released his third composer portrait album, entitled “Sanctuary.”
Alessandra Ciucci, Assistant Professor of Music, has published "Performing 'L-alwa:' A Sacred and Erotic Journey in Morocco" in Ethnomusicology Forum vol. 26 No. 2 (2017): 151-70.
Marin Alsop, distinguished conductor and Music Director of the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, is the recipient of the 2017 Ditson Conductor’s Award for the advancement of American music, Columbia University has announced.
It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Anne Gefell, the Departmental Director of Academic Administration and Finance.
The Department of Music at Columbia University invites applications for Mellon Postdoctoral Teaching Fellowships. Appointment will be at the rank of Mellon Teaching Fellow/Lecturer, for a period of two years to begin July 1, 2018.
PhD candidates Paula Harper (HM) and Michael Weinstein-Reiman (Theory) presented papers on Beyoncé and Nicki Minaj at the international biennial Feminist Theory and Music conference at San Francisco State University, July 27-30. Congratulations, Paula and Michael!
This semester, the Department of Music is offering courses on Beethoven, Divas, Monsters, Material Girls: Women in Music Video; and Transpacific Musicology: Monsters, Princesses, Bombs at Sea. Graduate seminars include Music and Early Modernism, 1880-1920; Ruth Crawford Seeger; and Analysis of Musical Form.
Tyshawn Sorey (DMA '17) is featured in an article by Alex Ross in The New Yorker of July 10/17, 2017 and in a New York Times profile (August 2, 2017).
Columbia Music faculty and graduate students, led by Prof. Ellie Hisama, have been awarded a grant from the Collaborative to Advance Equity through Research (CAETR) at Columbia University, for a project entitled For the Daughters of Harlem: Working with Sound.
On May 26th, Edwin H. Case Professor of American Music George Lewis gave the commencement address at the New College of Florida, where 181 students received diplomas.
This year's Ojai Music Festival prominently features several Composition alumni and faculty: Courtney Bryan, Mario Diaz de Leon, George Lewis, and Tyshawn Sorey.