Mario Cancel-Bigay and Bill Dougherty have both been selected for Early Career Fellowships by the Department of Music.
Mario Cancel-Bigay is one of two winners for the Graduate Student Core Preceptor Award for the work he did teaching Contemporary Civilization this year.
The Department warmly congratulates Dr. Bill Dougherty, who successfully defended his DMA dissertation in Music Composition titled "Imagining Together: Èliane Radigue’s Collaborative Creative Process" on April 26, 2021.
Professor Julia Doe has contributed two chapters to a new interdisciplinary collection on French lyric theater: "Histoire de l’opéra français du Roi-Soleil à la Révolution," edited by Hervé Lacombe and published by Éditions Fayard.
The Department warmly congratulates Dr. Qingfan Jiang, who on April 16, 2021 successfully defended her Ph.D. dissertation in Historical Musicology.
Paula Clare Harper (GSAS '19, Historical Musicology), formerly a Postdoctoral Teaching Fellow at Washington University in St. Louis, has been named the new Assistant Professor of Musicology in the Glenn Korff School of Music at University of Nebraska-Lincoln.
Gabrielle Ferrari has received the 2020-2021 Core Preceptor Award for Excellence in Teaching Music Humanities.
The Department of Music joins other voices in denouncing the recent killings in the Atlanta-area spas. These attacks not only showed the horrific presence of anti-Asian racism in the nation but also the increased incidence gendered violence.
Ethnomusicology graduate student Audrey Amsellem has won an NSF Doctoral Dissertation Research grant for her dissertation: "Sound and Surveillance: Recording and Privacy in the 21st Century."
Congratulations to Miya Masaoka, Director of the Sound Art Program in the School of the Arts for winning a prestigious Guggenheim Fellowship.
Congratulations to Zosha Di Castri, Francis Goelet Assistant Professor of Music and DMA 2014 for winning a prestigious Guggenheim Fellowship.
On April 8, five Columbia-affiliated composers were honored with Guggenheim Fellowships: Nina Young (DMA 2016), Sky Macklay (DMA 2018), Ashkan Behzadi (DMA 2019), Zosha Di Castri (Francis Goelet Assistant Professor of Music and DMA 2014), and Miya Masaoka (Director of the Sound Art Program in the School of the Arts).
Magdalena Stern-Baczewska has received the Culture, Science and Education Initiative Grant from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Poland.
Dr. Laure M. Hiendl has taken a position as an Assistant Professor at the University Mozarteum Salzburg.
The Department warmly congratulates Dr. John Rot, who successfully defended his DMA dissertation in Music Composition titled "Waking Up into the Moment: Temporal Awareness as a Primary Composable Parameter of Music" on April 5, 2021.
Professors Zosha Di Castri and Ellie Hisama were interviewed about the symposium Unsung Stories: Women at Columbia's Computer Music Center in the article "Celebrating Women in Electronic Music at Columbia."
Dr. Christine Dysers is a Fulbright Visiting Scholar in the Department of Music, Columbia University. Her research is broadly concerned with 20th- and 21st-century music, with particular attention to contemporary composition and the aesthetics of repetition.