Today is Columbia Giving Day!

Today is Columbia Giving Day 2018! Today, we stand for the schools, programs, and causes that mean the most to us. We stand for access to education, groundbreaking research, thought-provoking art and championship athletics, healthcare that is both cutting-edge and compassionate, and building partnerships—locally and globally—that can address world issues from climate change to social justice and more. Today, we stand for changing lives that change the world.

For one day, your gifts go further through challenge funds from the University Trustees, adding to your impact. Last year, we raised $15.6 million from 15,088 gifts…we need your help to make Columbia Giving Day 2018 even bigger!

The Professor Howard J. Serwer Family Fund

The Department of Music is now accepting applications for the Serwer Fund, which will assist currently registered graduate students in Historical Musicology, Theory, and Ethnomusicology in the pursuit of their scholarly work, including dissertation-related research, travel to conferences, and other initiatives.

Project For the Daughters of Harlem awarded two grants

For the Daughters of Harlem: Working in Sound has won an Action Grant from Humanities New York and a Public Outreach Grant from Columbia University’s Center for Science and Society to host a campus workshop in October 2018 for young women of color from New York’s public high schools.

Alumna Rebecca Y. Kim Edits Groundbreaking Work of Earle Brown

Rebecca Kim edits the first comprehensive survey of the groundbreaking work of Earle Brown, augmented with several newly published items from his personal archive. Earle Brown (1926–2002) was a crucial part of a group of experimental composers known as the New York School, and his music intersects in fascinating ways with that of his colleagues John Cage, Morton Feldman, and Christian Wolff.

Courtney Bryan has won the 2018 Herb Alpert Award in the Arts

Composer and pianist Courtney Bryan (DMA Composition, 2014) works in multiple genres, both sacred and secular, including jazz and other experimental music, traditional gospel, spirituals, and hymns. Unifying her compositions - solo to orchestral works, choral music and sound installations - is a desire to “communicate the sounds of rebellion and healing.”