Marc Hannaford will join Columbia's department of music as Lecturer in Discipline (Music Theory) in the Fall of 2019. He will teach classes in the undergraduate music theory sequence as well as electives that reflect his interests in performance, improvisation, identity, and experimental music.
Dr. Anne Levitsky presents her research on a set of illuminated manuscript fragments held by the Music & Recorded Sound Division. She will discuss her work in dating and locating the fragments, and her ensemble Fractio Modi will perform some examples from the collection.
Music theory graduate student Marc Hannaford published “Sites for Formation 1984: John Zorn Completes Cobra” in issue 21 of Sound American, “the Change issue.”
The Department warmly congratulates Dr. Ralph Whyte, who successfully defended his PhD dissertation in Historical Musicology titled “‘A Light in Sound, a Sound-like Power in Light: Light and/as Music in the History of the Color Organ” on May 3rd, 2019.
Composition graduate student Katherine Balch was recently featured in the San Francisco Chronicle in review of her new violin concerto, "Artifacts". The world premiere was given at the Lesher Center for the Arts in Walnut Creek on Sunday, May 5th, 2019, by violinist Robyn Bollinger with Donato Cabrera of the California Symphony.
Paula Clare Harper, recent PhD alumna in Historical Musicology, will begin an assignment as a Postdoctoral Teaching Fellow in the Department of Music at Washington University in St. Louis in Fall 2019.
Congratulations to Columbia Ethnomusicology PhD candidate Katie Radishofski, who has been awarded a Kluge Graduate Fellowship, in the Columbia Undergraduate Scholars Program (CUSP), for the 2019-2020 academic year.
The Department warmly congratulates Dr. Paula Harper, who successfully defended her PhD dissertation in Historical Musicology titled "Unmute This: Circulation, Sociality, and Sound in Viral Media" on May 7, 2019.
The Department of Music congratulates senior Jessie Rubin, and a Barnard College Ethnomusicology major, who has been awarded the Ethel Stone Lefrak Prize for excellence in the arts by Barnard College.
The award, given annually to an outstanding professor from Columbia College and from Columbia Engineering, is granted based on the ability to stimulate, challenge and inspire students; a demonstrated interest in students and the ability to relate positively to students outside the classroom; and a recognized high standing in one’s academic discipline.
Professor Kevin Fellezs (Music/African-American and African Diaspora Studies) organized a symposium, What’s Up, A-Pop? Re-thinking the Relationships Between/Among Asian and Asian American Popular Music Cultures, that was held at the Columbia Global Center in Beijing on April 20-21, 2019.
Professor Giuseppe Gerbino has been awarded two fellowships from the National Endowment for the Humanities and the National Humanities Center for his book project “Music and Mind in the Renaissance.”
The students of the Music Performance Program performed at the annual MPP concert at the Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall on April 15th, having won the opportunity to participate through a live audition earlier this year.
Toru Momii received the Japanese American Association-Honjo Foundation Scholarship, which will be officially presented at the Harvard Club in May 2019.
Peter Susser's Early Midsummer, a set of variations for violin and piano has received its world premiere on 4/13/2019 at the Jamesport Meeting House in Jamesport, NY. The performers were MPP music associate Muneko Otani (violin), and MPP director Magdalena Stern-Baczewska (piano).
Young Concert Artists, in New York City, has this week announced composer Saad Haddad as its 2019-2021 Composer-in-Residence!
Congratulations to Ashkan Behzadi who has been appointed as the 2019-20 Postdoctoral Researcher at the rank of Instructor in the Division of the Humanities at the Chicago Center for Contemporary Composition (CCCC).
The Columbia University Ethnomusicology community is delighted to congratulate our recent PhD alumnus, and current Visiting Lecturer in the Department of Music, Dr. César Cólon-Montijo, who has been named to the first cohort of Presidential Postdoctoral Fellows at Princeton University.