The New Materialist Approaches to Sound Conference invites scholars working in the humanities, arts and sciences to submit proposals for papers and performances that engage with the themes of sound and new materialism, broadly construed. We welcome work that adopts historical, technological, analytical, philosophical, materialist, and creative vantage points, among others. Overall, this conference will direct these diverse disciplinary and methodological perspectives towards convergent and critical issues, creating new, interdisciplinary lines of enquiry and generating original research.
The Department warmly congratulates Daniel M. Callahan (PhD in Historical Musicology, '12), who was selected as the Beatrice Shepherd Blane Fellow at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, Harvard University for 2019-20.
Professor Brad Garton is going to be the keynote speaker at the 2019 International Computer Music Conference going on this week (his speech is tomorrow at 4:30 PM), and one of his book-readings will be a 'featured piece' on the 2019 New York Electroacoustic Music Festival that evening.
The Department warmly congratulates Dr. Beatriz Goubert, who successfully defended her PhD dissertation in ethnomusicology, "Nymsuque: Contemporary Muisca Indigenous Sounds in the Colombian Andes," on May 31, 2019.
The Department warmly congratulates Dr. Marc Hannaford, who successfully defended his PhD dissertation in music theory, "One Line, Many Views: Perspectives on Music Theory, Composition, and Improvisation through the Work of Muhal Richard Abrams," on May 31, 2019.
Congratulations to Joshua Navon on the successful defense of his PhD dissertation, "The Making of Modern Musical Expertise: German Conservatories and Music Education, 1843-1933"!
The Department is delighted to congratulate Dr. Eamonn Bell, who successfully defended his PhD dissertation in music theory, "The computational attitude in music theory," on May 16, 2019.
Professor Ellie Hisama, Beatriz Maria Goubert, Paula Clare Harper, Marc Edward Hannaford, and Ralph Richard Whyte celebrating at the post-Convocation reception for GSAS PhDs, Ancel Plaza, May 19, 2019.
Congratulations to all of our newest PhDs!
GS student Sondra Woodruff was featured in Commencement Student Stories featuring the Class of 2019.
The Department warmly congratulates Dr. David Bird, who on May 8th, 2019, successfully defended his DMA dissertation in music composition, "Mixed Media and Metaphor".
Marc Hannaford will join Columbia's department of music as Lecturer in Discipline (Music Theory) in the Fall of 2019. He will teach classes in the undergraduate music theory sequence as well as electives that reflect his interests in performance, improvisation, identity, and experimental music.
Dr. Anne Levitsky presents her research on a set of illuminated manuscript fragments held by the Music & Recorded Sound Division. She will discuss her work in dating and locating the fragments, and her ensemble Fractio Modi will perform some examples from the collection.
Music theory graduate student Marc Hannaford published “Sites for Formation 1984: John Zorn Completes Cobra” in issue 21 of Sound American, “the Change issue.”
The Department warmly congratulates Dr. Ralph Whyte, who successfully defended his PhD dissertation in Historical Musicology titled “‘A Light in Sound, a Sound-like Power in Light: Light and/as Music in the History of the Color Organ” on May 3rd, 2019.
Composition graduate student Katherine Balch was recently featured in the San Francisco Chronicle in review of her new violin concerto, "Artifacts". The world premiere was given at the Lesher Center for the Arts in Walnut Creek on Sunday, May 5th, 2019, by violinist Robyn Bollinger with Donato Cabrera of the California Symphony.
Paula Clare Harper, recent PhD alumna in Historical Musicology, will begin an assignment as a Postdoctoral Teaching Fellow in the Department of Music at Washington University in St. Louis in Fall 2019.
Congratulations to Columbia Ethnomusicology PhD candidate Katie Radishofski, who has been awarded a Kluge Graduate Fellowship, in the Columbia Undergraduate Scholars Program (CUSP), for the 2019-2020 academic year.
The Department warmly congratulates Dr. Paula Harper, who successfully defended her PhD dissertation in Historical Musicology titled "Unmute This: Circulation, Sociality, and Sound in Viral Media" on May 7, 2019.