On November 9, 2019, Magdalena Stern-Baczewska (Director, Music Performance Program) gave the Canadian premiere of Tan Dun's Piano Concerto "The Banquet" with the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra and the composer conducting.
Emily Hansell Clark won the 2019 Latin American and Caribbean Music Section of the Society for Ethnomusicology (LACSEM) student paper prize for her paper "Wiet Wiet, Kiaauw: Birds and Men in Suriname and the Netherlands."
Dr. Eamonn Bell was appointed as a postdoctoral Research Fellow in the Department of Music at Trinity College, Dublin in October 2019.
“Affordances and Free Improvisation: An Analytical Framework”—which Dr. Hannaford delivered at last year’s combined meeting for the American Musicological Society (AMS) and Society for Music Theory (SMT) in San Antonio—was awarded the Steve Larson Award for Jazz Scholarship at this year’s SMT meeting in Columbus.
The Department of Music at Columbia University invites applications for Mellon Postdoctoral Teaching Fellowships.
The Department of Music notes with sadness the passing, at the age of 96, of the eminent Chinese-American composer Chou Wen-chung (1923-2019). He served on the Columbia faculty from 1964 to 1991.
Magdalena Stern-Baczewska has made her Philadelphia Orchestra debut, performing Tan Dun's Triple Concerto at Philadelphia's Kimmel Center for Performing Arts, with the composer conducting.
Magdalena Stern-Baczewska was Artist in Residence at University of Nevada Las Vegas. She presented a lecture "Interpreting Bach’s Dance Music on the Keyboard," and performed a recital on the piano and harpsichord.
The Department warmly congratulates Dr. Elliott S. Cairns, who successfully defended his PhD dissertation in Historical Musicology titled "Listening to the World: The Berliner Phonogram-Archiv and the Emergence of Comparative Musicology" on October 2, 2019.
Jake Chapman (CC'16) and Jasper Dütz--together known as Champion Milkshake--will be playing an all-Disney concert on October 1st, 2019 at 6pm in St. Paul's Chapel. The concert is free and open to all!
Members of the Composing Women Program led by Prof. Liza Lim (Sydney Conservatorium of Music, University of Sydney) visited New York with a concert at National Sawdust of premieres of flute solos performed by Claire Chase, as well as presentations on current chamber opera projects.
Brad Lubman, distinguished conductor and composer, is the recipient of the 2019 Ditson Conductor’s Award for the advancement of American music.
Ethnomusicology PhD student Manuel Garcia Orozco's "Anónimas & Resilientes" (Anonymous and Resilient) is nominated for a Latin Grammy for Best Recording Package.
The Center for Ethnomusicology featured indigenous rappers, producers and activists Dioganhdih and Chhoti Maa on Friday, September 6th.
"Illuminations: Essays in Honor of Brian Cherney" is a guest-edited volume by Robin Elliott, dedicated to the music of the Canadian composer Brian Cherney. It features writing by several Columbia affiliates including Core Lecturers Matthew Ricketts and Taylor Brook, CMC Instructor David Adamcyk, and Assistant Professor Zosha Di Castri.
The Department of Music warmly congratulates Dr. Mario Diaz de Leon (DMA, Composition 2013), who was recently appointed Assistant Professor of Music and Technology at Stevens Institute of Technology in Hoboken, NJ.
Professor Kevin Fellezs's new book Listen But Don’t Ask Question: Hawaiian Slack Key Guitar Across the TransPacific will be published in December 2019 by Duke University Press.