Benjamin Steege, associate professor of music, has just published his second book, "An Unnatural Attitude: Phenomenology in Weimar Musical Thought." The book is available from University of Chicago Press.
Julia Doe, assistant professor of music, has published a new monograph, "The Comedians of the King: Opéra-Comique and the Bourbon Monarchy on the Eve of Revolution." The book is available through the University of Chicago Press.
The Department warmly congratulates Dr. Samuel F. Yulsman, who successfully defended his DMA dissertation in Music Composition titled "Free Jazz Simulations and Political Despair in Aaron Cassidy's 'The Wreck of former boundaries' and 'a line off the convaplex, ifs of color, devout conditions' and 'Negative Horizon'" on March 15, 2021.
Congratulations to Maria Fantinato Geo de Siqueira for her appointment as a Postdoctoral Associate within the Department of Cultural Anthropology at Duke University.
Professor Zosha Di Castri's "Tachitipo," the eponymous track of her debut album, has been nominated for Classical Composition of the Year in the 2021 JUNO Awards.
Professor Zosha Di Castri has published her essay, “Tachitipo—The Living Passport,” on the creative process behind her debut album, Tachitipo, in the recently-released Arcana IX: Musicians on Music, edited by John Zorn.
Dr. Maeve Sterbenz (PhD ‘17 in Music Theory) has accepted the position of Assistant Professor of Music at Smith College, starting in Fall 2021.
Kevin Holt (GSAS '18), Katie Radishofski, and Professor Ellie Hisama are profiled in part two of Nigel Telman's two-part article in Columbia Spectator about Columbia's relationship with hip-hop.
Peter M. Susser and Cellist Eric Bartlett were selected to write a new piece for APNM’s Masked Music Commissions for composer/performer pairs.
Professor Alessandra Ciucci has received the Lenfest Junior Faculty Grant Award for her new book project "Nass el Ghiwane: Popular Music and the Sound of Protest in Morocco (1970s-1990s)."
Toru Momii has been awarded the SMT-40 Dissertation Fellowship from the Society for Music Theory for his dissertation, "Rethinking Transpacific Boundaries: Analyzing Interculturality in Contemporary Japanese Music."
Jonathan Ligrani, Ph.D. student in Historical Musicology, has been awarded a Short-Term Research Fellowship by the Renaissance Society of America.
Dr. Stylianos Dimou (DMA '20 in Composition) has been appointed a Research Assistant Professor in the Department of Music at Hong Kong Baptist University.
Congratulations to Professor Ellie Hisama for accepting an offer to be the Dean of the Faculty of Music at the University of Toronto.
Toru Momii, Ph.D. candidate in Music Theory, has published "A Transformational Approach to Gesture in Shō Performance" in Music Theory Online.
Dr. Tyshawn Sorey (DMA 2017) has been honored with a longform profile of his work and life in the "New York Times Magazine" this week by contributor Adam Shatz.
There is a call for papers for the Columbia Music Scholarship Conference, which is being held through Zoom on April 17, 2021. The deadline for papers is February 19, 2021.