On Thursday, December 31st, 2020, at 7:00 PM, under the direction of Maestro Jeffrey Milarsky, the Columbia University Orchestra presented "Tromba Lontana" and "A Short Ride in a Fast Machine" by American composer John Adams.
Dr. Tyshawn Sorey (DMA 2017) received a celebratory write-up in the New York Times on New Year's Day by classical music editor Zachary Woolfe.
Three Columbia affiliates were represented in the New York Times yesterday in the Times's roundup of the "25 Best Classical Music Tracks of 2020": George Lewis, Ash Fure, and Tristan Perich.
Peter M. Susser, Senior Lecturer, Director of Undergraduate Musicianship, has published a digital guidebook in partnership with the Center for Teaching and Learning entitled, “Eureka: A Digital Guidebook for Improvisation Leadership in the Ear Training Classroom.”
Sonja Wermager, a graduate PhD Candidate in Historical Musicology, has just published “'That Hart May Sing in Corde:' Defense of Church Music in the Psalm Paraphrases of Matthew Parker" in "The Yale Journal of Music & Religion."
The Department warmly congratulates Dr. Laure M. Hiendl, who successfully defended their DMA dissertation in Music Composition titled "Queer Composition. Subversive Strategies in Western Classical Music" on November 20, 2020.
Professor Mariusz Kozak delivered a talk titled “Kinesthesis, Affectivity, and Music’s Temporal (Re-/Dis-)Orientations" at the Plenary Session of the 2020 Annual Meeting of the Society for Music Theory.
Columbia alumni Mark Burford (GSAS '05, Historical Musicology) and Maria Sonevytsky (GSAS '11, Ethnomusicology) have won awards at the AMS business meeting on November 8, 2020.
Scott Gleason (GSAS '13) has been elected to Co-Chair the Society for Music Theory's History of Theory Special Interest Group.
The "Current Musicology" editorial board is thrilled to announce that the journal has been accepted into the Directory of Open Access Journals.
Professors Ellie Hisama and Zosha Di Castri have been awarded a Columbia University Faculty Seed Grant to produce “Unsung Stories: Women at Columbia’s Computer Music Center,” as part of the Addressing Racism: A Call to Action for Higher Education initiative.
Jacques-Louis Monod in 2009. Photo taken by user Acdsat, from Wikimedia Commons. https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Jacques-Louis_Monod.jpg
The Department of Music notes with sadness the passing of renowned pianist, composer, and conductor Jacques-Louis Monod (Toulouse, France, February 25, 2917 - September 21, 2020).
Magdalena Stern-Baczewska has released a new EP Hip-Hopsichord, a 5-movement piece for the harpsichord and electronics, written for Baczewska by the composer/DJ/rapper Gene Pritsker.
Dr. Will Mason (Music Theory, 2019) and his band Happy Place have released their microtonal sophomore album "Tendrils," recorded in Brooklyn two days before lockdown started in March.
Historical Musicology graduate student Velia Ivanova has begun her residence at the John W. Kluge Center in Washington D.C., where she holds the Jon B. Lovelace Fellowship.
Composition graduate student Nina Fukuoka premiered her piece "Sugar, Spice & All Things Nice" at the 63rd Warsaw Autumn Festival on September 23, 2020.
Susan Boynton was named a Chevalier in the Ordre des Palmes académiques (Order of the French Academic Palms) for service to French culture. This honor is awarded by the Prime Minister of France upon the recommendation of the Ministry of Education.
At 8 pm on Thursday, September 10th, ISSUE will stream a 360 degree video presentation of electronic music pioneer Laurie Spiegel’s piece "A Harmonic Algorithm 2011" coordinated in collaboration with composer and artist Seth Cluett.