STEPHANIE CHOU, a singer, saxophonist, and composer from NY, combines classical and Chinese influences with jazz and pop harmony and rhythm. She released an album, Asymptote, which features fresh arrangements of Chinese classics including "Kangding Love Song," "The Moon Represents My Heart," a tongue-twister about Eating Grapes, and a setting of one of LiBai's most famous poems.
Susan Boynton has won a three-year grant from the Partner University Fund (FACE Foundation) for training graduate students in digital humanities and medieval musical iconography.
Alexander Rothe will deliver a lecture on "Revisiting Chéreau’s Bayreuth Centennial Ring Cycle Forty Years Later" on Sunday, December 4, 2016, 2:00pm at the Liederkranz Foundation, 6 East 87th Street.
George Lewis has been named Honorary Member of the American Musicological Society. Walter Frisch won the Society's Roland Jackson Award, Susan Boynton won the Ruth A. Solie Award, and Julia Doe won the Alfred Einstein Award.
The Associazione Amici per la Musica has awarded First Prize to Dimou in the Luigi Nono competition.
Magdalena Stern-Baczewska (Director, MPP) has recently given performances in Chicago and Charleston, and on November 16 at Columbia's Italian Academy for Advanced Studies in America.
Professor Ellie Hisama was the 2016 speaker in the Judy Tsou ’75 Music Scholars Series at Skidmore College.
Columbia University has announced that Cliff Colnot, distinguished conductor, composer, arranger and educator, is the recipient of the 2016 Ditson Conductor’s Award for the advancement of American music.
Zosha Di Castri has been awarded a Koussevitzky Commission by the Library of Congress to write a piece for the International Contemporary Ensemble with Steven Schick.
Marc Hannaford published "The Challenge of Comparing Improvisation across Domains," co-authored with Andrew Goldman, in American Music Review, Spring 2016.
The Music Department is offering a wide range of elective courses this semester.
For the entire listing, please see Directory of Classes.
Magdalena Stern-Baczewska's new album, "Magdalena Baczewska Plays Chopin and Szymanowski," is already enjoying enthusiastic reviews. Now available for pre-ordering in digital and CD format, the official release date is September 9th, 2016.
Stephen Lehman (DMA, Composition, 2012) has released a new album, Sélébéyone, in collaboration with French saxophonist Maciek Lasserre.
Read the interview with Courtney Bryan (DMA, Composition, 2014) about the première of "The Dream Unfinished."
Zosha Di Castri's orchestral piece Lineage had its Japanese première at Suntory Hall on August 30th in a performance by the Tokyo Symphony alongside works by Kaija Saariaho (the featured theme composer) and Jean Sibelius. On September 2, Di Castri's String Quartet No.1 was given its première as the Canadian Commission Round of the Banff International String Quartet Competition.
The complete listing of Graduate and Undergraduate Music classes for Fall 2016 is now available. Featured new and elective courses for this semester include Paris for Romantics, Music in Multimedia, Bach: St. Matthew Passion, Jazz and Cinema, Popular Music Aesthetics and Sexuality in Music and Dance Cultures.
Columbia Composition DMA student Stylianos Dimou's piece "my grounding | surrounding [it]_self / h_I. v.2" (2015-2016) for one percussionist and electronics has been awarded First Prize at the Concorso Internazionale di Composizione “Amici della Musica di Cagliari” 2016. The piece will be performed in Cagliari on the 28th of September.
DMA alumnus Jeff Talman has been awarded a New York Foundation for the Arts (NYFA) Fellowship in Music and Sound. Less than 4% of applicants to the award receive it - congratulations for this very prestigious fellowship, Dr. Talman! More information can be found on NYFA's website, here.