Andrew Haringer Appointed to St. Anselm College
Andrew Haringer (PhD, Historical Musicology, 2012) has been appointed Assistant Professor of Music at St. Anselm College
George Lewis Elected to American Academy of Arts and Letters
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.
Huck Hodge Wins Charles Ives Living Award
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.
Brent Morden Wins Third Place in Metropolitan Youth Orchestra's Competition
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, 1918-2018
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.
SPRING 2018 Courses
The Music Department is offering a wide range of courses this semester, including several featured and new electives.
Please Welcome Erica Lockhart!
Please welcome Erica Lockhart as our new Director of Academic Administration and Finance in the Music Department!
Ciucci and Doe Win Provost Grants
Alessandra Ciucci and Julia Doe, Assistant Professors of Music, have each won grants from the Provost’s Program for Junior Faculty who Contribute to the Diversity Goals of the University.
These competitive awards, of up to $25,000, support new or ongoing research and scholarship, seed funding for innovative research for which external funding would be difficult to obtain, and curricular development projects.
Prof. Ciucci’s project is entitled “Resonances of the Rural Across the Mediterranean: Music, Sound and Moroccan Men in Italy.” Prof. Doe’s is “The Comedians of the King: Opéra-Comique and the Bourbon Monarchy on the Eve of Revolution.”
Giving in Memory of Anne Marie Gefell
The Department of Music welcomes gifts in memory of Anne Marie Gefell (1955-2017).
New Recording and Music Video
Peter Susser’s Cello Suite (2016) was recorded by Laura Usiskin (Columbia/Juilliard 2008) as part of her “Reimagining Bach” solo cd.
Eben Graves Publishes Article in Journal of Hindu Studies
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.
PhD candidate Hicham Chami has been awarded the 2017 T. Temple Tuttle Prize
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 Publishes Articles in Music & Letters and History of Humanities
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.
Tyshawn Sorey Named MacArthur Fellow
Assemblage: New Album of George Lewis
“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 Finalist in Geneva Competition
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's New Album
Mario Diaz de Leon (DMA ’13), Core Lecturer in Music Humanities, has released his third composer portrait album, entitled “Sanctuary.”