The Department warmly congratulates Dr. John Glasenapp, who successfully defended his PhD dissertation in Historical Musicology titled "To pray without ceasing: A diachronic history of Cistercian chant in the Beaupre antiphoner (Baltimore, Walters Art Museum), W. 759-762" on April 14, 2020.
Taylor Brook (GSAS '18) and Alexandre Lunsqui (GSAS '09) have been announced as 2020 Guggenheim Fellowship winners.
Professor Kevin Fellezs has published an article titled "Three Moments in Ki Ho’alu (Hawaiian Slack Key Guitar): Improvising As Kanaka Maoli (Native Hawaiian) Adaptative Strategy."
The Department warmly congratulates Dr. Mark Saccomano, who successfully defended his PhD dissertation in Music Theory titled "Musical Sound and Spatial Perception: How Music Structures our Sense of Space" on February 28, 2020.
The Department warmly congratulates Dr. Stylianos Dimou, who successfully defended his DMA dissertation in Music Composition titled "1. Les instances (2019) 2. Linear verticalitiels" on February 3, 2020.
The Department warmly congratulates Dr. Emily Hansell Clark, who successfully defended her PhD dissertation in Ethnomusicology titled "Iron gongs and singing birds: Paths of migration and acoustic assemblages of alterity in the former Dutch colonial empire" on January 24, 2020.
The Department of Music notes with sadness the passing of the renowned composer, pianist, and conductor Charles Wuorinen (1938–2020), who had a long association with Columbia.
DMA composition students Jessie Cox and Sam Yulsman's debut album "Weaving Music" releases April 17, 2020 on Bandcamp.
DMA student Laure M. Hiendl's voice duo Ten Bullets Through One Hole was awarded the 1st prize of the 65. Kompositionspreis der Landeshauptstadt Stuttgart 2020.
The American Academy of Arts and Letters has announced seventeen recipients of awards in Music for 2020.
Assistant Professor in Composition Zosha Di Castri recently spoke with Darwin Grosse on the Art+Music+Technology podcast for episode 315, touching on a variety of topics ranging from her background and training, creative inspiration, and the breadth and depth of her versatile body of work.
PhD student in Historical Musicology Jonathan Ligrani was awarded the Claudia Rattazzi Papka Memorial Fund grant for research travel.
Fred Lerdahl, Fritz Reiner Professor Emeritus of Musical Composition at Columbia University, has published "Composition and Cognition" through University of California Press.
Professor Zosha Di Castri's piece "Lineage" (2013) was performed by the Philadelphia and Minnesota orchestras. The performances were all conducted by Karina Canellakis.
Lecturer in Music Joshua Navon has published a new article in the most recent issue of the Journal of Musicology, titled "Pedagogies of Performance: The Leipzig Conservatory and the Production of Werktreue."
Dr. Courtney Bryan (DMA 2014), now a resident at the American Academy in Rome until mid-July, has won a prestigious United States Artists Fellowship.
David Burn is the 2020 Queen Wilhelmina Visiting Professor of the History, Language and Literature of the Dutch Speaking People at Columbia University. He is teaching a course titled "Music, Musicians, and Mobility in the Early Modern Period."