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.
Sean Hallowell (PhD, 2013) is a 2018-2020 recipient of the Thinking Matters Fellowship at Stanford University. The Fellowship offers an opportunity for recent recipients of doctoral degrees to teach in an innovative liberal education program with a cohort of like-minded colleagues from a wide variety of different disciplines.
Several new recordings of Professor George Lewis' compositions have been released: The Will To Adorn, with International Contemporary Ensemble; Creative Construction, with Splitter Orchester; Not Alone, with Seth Parker Woods on cello; and Spinner, with Mariel Roberts on cello.
Ethnomusicology PhD candidate Emily Clark has been awarded two fellowships, including a Fulbright-Hays Doctoral Dissertation Research Abroad Fellowship(DDRF) and a GSAS Mellon Humanities International Travel Fellowship from the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences at Columbia.
Maria Sonevytsky (PhD, Ethnomusicology, 2012) has accepted the position of Assistant Professor of Music at the University of California at Berkeley, beginning July 2018.
Columbia's esteemed Fritz Reiner Professor of Musical Composition and director of the Fritz Reiner Center, Alfred Lerdahl, will be presenting the New York Premiere of Time and Again with the League of Composers Orchestra
The Department warmly congratulates Matthew Ricketts, who successfully defended his DMA dissertation in Composition, Texts—Textures—Intertexts: The Orchestral Worlds of Brian Cherney, on May 12, 2017.
The Department announces the 2017 named awards in Composition, honoring three undergraduate students and five graduate students.
The Department warmly congratulates Christopher Trapani, who successfully defended his DMA dissertation in Composition, Convergence Lines: A Musical Distillation of Thomas Pynchon’s V, on April 28, 2017.