Congratulations to Galen DeGraf, a Ph.D candidate in Music Theory, who successfully defended his dissertation, "Navigating Musical Periodicities: Modes of Perception and Types of Temporal Knowledge," on May 14th!
The Columbia University Department of Music extends heartfelt congratulations to our 2018 graduates.
Anne Levitsky, Ph.D. student in Historical Musicology, successfully defended her dissertation, "The Song from the Singer: Personification, Embodiment, and Anthropomorphization in Troubadour Lyric," on April 12.
Thomas Fogg, a graduate student in Historical Musicology, successfully defended his dissertation, "Expériences sonores: Music in Postwar Paris and the Changing Sense of Sound," on May 7.
Mark Seto (GSAS PhD '12) has been appointed Lecturer in Music and Director of the Brown Symphony Orchestra, beginning in Fall 2018.
Zosha Di Castri ,the Francis Goelet Assistant Professor of Music, will be one of the Fellows at Columbia's new Institute for Ideas and Imagination in Paris.
Julia Doe receives the National Endowment for the Humanities Fellowship in Music History and Criticism:
The Comedians of the King: Opéra-Comique and the Bourbon Monarchy on the Eve of Revolution.
The highly coveted Berlin Prize is awarded annually to scholars, writers, composers, and artists from the United States who represent the highest standards of excellence in their fields.
Edward Jacobs, Yoshiaki Onishi, and Mika Pelo are three of the (former) Columbia Composers who are recipients of Guggenheim Fellowship this year. Congratulations!
Congratulations to Alessandra Ciucci, who has been awarded the 2018-2019 Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Post-Doctoral Rome Prize in Modern Italian Studies!
Our retired Associate in the Music Performance Program, Niels Østbye, died on March 19, 2018, at his home in Grandview-on-Hudson, NY, at the age of 93. He taught at Columbia from 1967 until his retirement in 2016.
Andrew Haringer (PhD, Historical Musicology, 2012) has been appointed Assistant Professor of Music at St. Anselm College
Congratulations to George Lewis, who has been elected to the American Academy of Arts and Letters. He is among twelve new members who will be inducted into the 250-person organization in mid-May.
Congratulations to Huck Hodge (DMA, Composition '08), who has won the $200,000 Charles Ives Living Award from the American Academy of Arts and Letters.
Congratulations to Brent Morden (CC '19), who was selected as the third place winner in the orchestral division of the 2017-2018 Metropolitan Youth Orchestra's Emerging Composers Competition.
Ernest H. Sanders, Professor Emeritus of Music at Columbia, where he taught from 1954 until his retirement in 1986, died at his home in New York, on January 13, 2018. He was 99 years old.
The Music Department is offering a wide range of courses this semester, including several featured and new electives.