Our colleague George Lewis was awarded an Honorary Doctorate by Harvard in this year's Commencement.
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.”
The Ethnomusicology community at Columbia is delighted to congratulate our PhD alumna, Dr. Lauren Flood (PhD, 2016), who has been appointed as a Mellon Humanities Postdoctoral Fellowship in the Humanities at the Wolf Humanities Center at the University of Pennsylvania.
The Ethnomusicology community at Columbia is delighted to congratulate Trevor Reed (Hopi), a joint JD/PhD student in Law and Ethnomusicology at Columbia, who has been appointed as an Associate Professor of Law at Arizona State University.
The Ethnomusicology community at Columbia is thrilled to congratulate our PhD alumnus Whitney J. Slaten, who has been appointed as a tenure-track Assistant Professor of Ethnomusicology at Bard College (Annandale on Hudson, NY), where he will begin teaching in Fall 2018.
William Mason has accepted a position as Assistant Professor of Music at Wheaton College in Norton Massachusetts.
Congratulations to Galen DeGraf, a Ph.D candidate in Music Theory, who successfully defended his dissertation, "Navigating Musical Periodicities: Modes of Perception and Types of Temporal Knowledge," on May 14th!
The Columbia University Department of Music extends heartfelt congratulations to our 2018 graduates.
Anne Levitsky, Ph.D. student in Historical Musicology, successfully defended her dissertation, "The Song from the Singer: Personification, Embodiment, and Anthropomorphization in Troubadour Lyric," on April 12.
Thomas Fogg, a graduate student in Historical Musicology, successfully defended his dissertation, "Expériences sonores: Music in Postwar Paris and the Changing Sense of Sound," on May 7.
Mark Seto (GSAS PhD '12) has been appointed Lecturer in Music and Director of the Brown Symphony Orchestra, beginning in Fall 2018.
Zosha Di Castri ,the Francis Goelet Assistant Professor of Music, will be one of the Fellows at Columbia's new Institute for Ideas and Imagination in Paris.
Julia Doe receives the National Endowment for the Humanities Fellowship in Music History and Criticism:
The Comedians of the King: Opéra-Comique and the Bourbon Monarchy on the Eve of Revolution.
The highly coveted Berlin Prize is awarded annually to scholars, writers, composers, and artists from the United States who represent the highest standards of excellence in their fields.
Edward Jacobs, Yoshiaki Onishi, and Mika Pelo are three of the (former) Columbia Composers who are recipients of Guggenheim Fellowship this year. Congratulations!
Congratulations to Alessandra Ciucci, who has been awarded the 2018-2019 Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Post-Doctoral Rome Prize in Modern Italian Studies!
Our retired Associate in the Music Performance Program, Niels Østbye, died on March 19, 2018, at his home in Grandview-on-Hudson, NY, at the age of 93. He taught at Columbia from 1967 until his retirement in 2016.