Jessie Cox, DMA graduate student, has published the article "Aesthetics of (Black) Breathing" in liquid blackness by Duke University Press with Columbia University alumnus Isaac Jean-François.
Zosha Di Castri was commissioned by the Toronto Symphony Orchestra to write a song cycle for acclaimed soprano Barbara Hannigan, entitled "In the Half-Light." With a libretto written by renowned author Tash Aw, the cycle received its world premiere in Toronto's Roy Thomson Hall on May 19 and 21, 2022, conducted by Gustavo Gimeno.
Magdalena Stern-Baczewska (Director, MPP), together with clarinetist Carol McGonnel and Orchestre de Chambre du Conservatoire Américain de Fontainebleau, gave a U.S. premiere of Charles Fox's Fantaisie for Clarinet, Piano, and Orchestra, with the composer at the podium.
Hicham Chami, PhD student in Ethnomusicology, is the recipient of the 2022 Dissertation Fieldwork Grant from the American Institute for Maghrib Studies.
Anya Wilkening has received the 2021-2022 Core Preceptor Award for Excellence in Teaching Music Humanities.
On Friday, May 6th, the Columbia University Music Performance Program presented United for Peace, a concert in solidarity with Ukraine, in St. Paul's Chapel, featuring the faculty artists of the Music Performance Program, the Louis Armstrong Jazz Performance Program, and Barnard College.
Alessandra Ciucci, Hicham Chami, Paola Cossermelli Messina and Jessie Rubin were awarded an Art & Science Equity and Diversity Grant for "Decolonizing the Ear: Reimagining 'West Asia' in Asian Music Humanities."
Alessandra Ciucci, assistant professor of music, has published a new monograph The Voice of the Rural: Music, Poetry, and Masculinity among Migrant Moroccan Men in Umbria. The book is available through the University of Chicago Press.
Nicola Hein (GSAS, MA '22, Music Theory) has been appointed Professor of Digital Creation at the Musikhochschule Lübeck, starting October 2022, where he will teach sound art and electronic music.
Michael Weinstein-Reiman (GSAS '21, Music Theory) has been appointed Assistant Professor of Music Theory at University of Wisconsin-Madison, Mead Witter School of Music, starting Fall 2022.
Toru Momii (GSAS '21, Music Theory) has been appointed Assistant Professor of Musicology in the Department of Music at Harvard University, starting Fall 2022.
The Department warmly congratulates Dr. Tom Wetmore, who successfully defended his PhD dissertation in Music (Ethnomusicology), titled "Jazz Steel": An ethnography of race, sound, and technology in spaces of live performance" on April 4, 2022.
The Department warmly congratulates Dr. Vicente Hansen Atria, who successfully defended his DMA dissertation in Music Composition, titled "Contrafactual Archaeology: A Model for Inter-idiomatic Composition in 'Orlando Furioso'" on April 29, 2022.
The Columbia University Department of Music is happy to announce that Dr. Marcos Balter will be joining our department as the Fritz Reiner Professor of Musical Composition.
The Department warmly congratulates Dr. Katherine Balch, who successfully defended her DMA dissertation in Music (Composition), titled "Liminal Spaces: Sonic Ecologies within and around the music of Erin Gee" on April 15, 2022.
Delta David Gier, distinguished conductor, is the recipient of the 2022 Ditson Conductor’s Award for the advancement of American music, Columbia University has announced.
The Department of Music notes with sadness the passing of Professor Emeritus Leeman L. Perkins on Friday, March 25, just several days before what would have been his 90th birthday.
"In the hands of the young American composer Katherine Balch, orchestral sounds become tactile objects — clattery, brightly colored pebbles that she assembles into evocative musical mosaics."