The faculty of the Department of Music offers its deepest condolences on the passing of the renowned composer Mario Davidovsky (Argentina, March 4, 1934-August 23, 2019).
Professor Zosha Di Castri opened the BBC Proms on July 19th with her latest work Long Is the Journey - Short Is the Memory. The piece marked the 50th anniversary of the lunar landings.
Professor Alessandra Ciucci has published an article in the July 2019 issue of The Journal of North African Studies. Her article is entitled "Performing l-ḥrig: music, sound and undocumented migration across the contemporary Mediterranean (Morocco–Italy)."
Peter M. Susser, Senior Lecturer, Director of Undergraduate Musicianship, has received the Provost’s new Large-Scale Teaching and Learning Grant for his, “Digital Ear Training Improvisation Initiative.”
We are deeply saddened that our alumnus Paul Nauert (GSAS ’97) passed away on Friday, July 26. Paul received his doctorate in music theory in 1997 under Jonathan Kramer's sponsorship. He was an accomplished composer, pianist, and computer programmer as well as music theorist.
Historical musicology graduate student Sean Colonna published “Celebrating the Maurice Peress Archive” in the Spring 2019 issue of the American Music Review.
George Lewis is one of the six newest Doris Duke Artists chosen by the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation. The Award celebrates the chosen artists' ongoing contributions to contemporary dance, music, and theater.
The Department is delighted to congratulate Aaron Johnson (PhD, Historical Musicology, '14), who will be a W. E. B. Du Bois Research Institute Fellow at the Hutchins Center for African & African American Research at Harvard University.
The New Materialist Approaches to Sound Conference invites scholars working in the humanities, arts and sciences to submit proposals for papers and performances that engage with the themes of sound and new materialism, broadly construed. We welcome work that adopts historical, technological, analytical, philosophical, materialist, and creative vantage points, among others. Overall, this conference will direct these diverse disciplinary and methodological perspectives towards convergent and critical issues, creating new, interdisciplinary lines of enquiry and generating original research.
The Department warmly congratulates Daniel M. Callahan (PhD in Historical Musicology, '12), who was selected as the Beatrice Shepherd Blane Fellow at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, Harvard University for 2019-20.
Professor Brad Garton is going to be the keynote speaker at the 2019 International Computer Music Conference going on this week (his speech is tomorrow at 4:30 PM), and one of his book-readings will be a 'featured piece' on the 2019 New York Electroacoustic Music Festival that evening.
The Department warmly congratulates Dr. Beatriz Goubert, who successfully defended her PhD dissertation in ethnomusicology, "Nymsuque: Contemporary Muisca Indigenous Sounds in the Colombian Andes," on May 31, 2019.
The Department warmly congratulates Dr. Marc Hannaford, who successfully defended his PhD dissertation in music theory, "One Line, Many Views: Perspectives on Music Theory, Composition, and Improvisation through the Work of Muhal Richard Abrams," on May 31, 2019.
Congratulations to Joshua Navon on the successful defense of his PhD dissertation, "The Making of Modern Musical Expertise: German Conservatories and Music Education, 1843-1933"!
The Department is delighted to congratulate Dr. Eamonn Bell, who successfully defended his PhD dissertation in music theory, "The computational attitude in music theory," on May 16, 2019.
Professor Ellie Hisama, Beatriz Maria Goubert, Paula Clare Harper, Marc Edward Hannaford, and Ralph Richard Whyte celebrating at the post-Convocation reception for GSAS PhDs, Ancel Plaza, May 19, 2019.
Congratulations to all of our newest PhDs!
GS student Sondra Woodruff was featured in Commencement Student Stories featuring the Class of 2019.
The Department warmly congratulates Dr. David Bird, who on May 8th, 2019, successfully defended his DMA dissertation in music composition, "Mixed Media and Metaphor".