The Department warmly congratulates Dr. Yair Klartag, who on March 5, 2019, successfully defended his DMA dissertation in music composition, Post-Ironic Sounds: Wallacian New Sincerity in “Unavoidably Sentimental” for Large Ensemble.
The Department of Music congratulates Dr. Courtney Bryan who has been awarded the Rome Prize from the American Academy in Rome!
Sam Pluta, Matthew Ricketts, Katharina Rosenberger, and Christopher Trapani have been awarded the 2019 Fellowship from the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation. Congratulations!
Jazz ensemble from Columbia University's Louis Armstrong Jazz Performance Program, directed by Bruce Barth, wins first prize in the College Combo division at the Next Generation Jazz Festival competition in Monterey, CA on Saturday, April 6th, 2019.
Congratulations to Columbia Ethnomusicology PhD candidate Andrés García Molina, who has been awarded a $2,000 travel grant to visit the Díaz-Ayala Cuban and Latin American Popular Music Collection at Florida International University, where he will also be giving a lecture about his research.
Historical Musicology graduate student Velia Ivanova received the Margery Lowens Dissertation Research Fellowship at the annual meeting of the Society for American Music in New Orleans, LA.
Ethnomusicology graduate student Kyle DeCoste was awarded the Best Graduate Student Paper at the 2019 International Association for the Study of Popular Music, US Branch (IASPM-US) annual meeting.
Seth Cluett, Acting Director of the Computer Music Center, is featured in a NewMusicBox article by Core Lecturer Alexander K. Rothe.
The Department warmly congratulates Dr. William Mason, who successfully defended his PhD dissertation in music theory, Feeling Machines: Immersion, Expression, and Technological Embodiment in Electroacoustic Music of the French Spectral School, on January 31, 2019.
Magdalena Stern-Baczewska (Director, Music Performance Program) gave a performance at the Opera House of Beijing's Central Conservatory of Music, celebrating the DVD release of Tan Dun's Martial Arts Cycle for Piano, Violin, and Violoncello.
The Department of Music has received a generous donation from Nina Sanders and Peter Sanders, daughter and son of the late Professor Emeritus, Ernest H. Sanders, who passed away at the age of 99 in early 2018. This donation was a bequest from Sanders.
Students, alumni, and faculty in the Music Department are featured in the article "Daughters of Harlem Teaches Local Young Women to Record and Produce Their Own Music" about the Fall 2018 workshop For the Daughters of Harlem: Working with Sound.
From January 15th, 2019 until March 23rd, 2019, the New York Public Library for the Performing Arts will feature state-of-the-art immersive installation by exhibition curator, artist, and composer Seth Cluett in a new exhibition "Sounding Circuits: Audible Histories" which explores the birth and evolution of electronic music.
Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow Emily Yun Wang was recently awarded the Charles Seeger Prize, the Martin Hatch Prize, and the Clara Henderson Prize at the Society for Ethnomusicology Annual Meeting for her paper, "Shopping and Chopping: Sound, Diasporic Intimacy, and Everyday Movements in Chinese Toronto".
Columbia faculty, composer, pianist, and conductor Mahir Cetiz discusses his music in an interview conducted by faculty member Alexander K. Rothe in a recent post on new classical news website I Care If You Listen
The Department of Music at Columbia University invites applications for a full-time, three-year (limited-term) appointment at the rank of Lecturer in Discipline beginning July 1, 2019. The primary duties of the successful candidate will be to teach courses in the core undergraduate Music Theory curriculum.
Maeve Sterbenz received the 2018 Adam Krims Award, for her article, "Movement, Music, Feminism: An Analysis of Movement-Music Interactions and the Articulation of Masculinity in Tyler, the Creator's 'Yonkers' Music Video," published in Music Theory Online.