The Department of Music congratulates senior Jessie Rubin, and a Barnard College Ethnomusicology major, who has been awarded the Ethel Stone Lefrak Prize for excellence in the arts by Barnard College.
The award, given annually to an outstanding professor from Columbia College and from Columbia Engineering, is granted based on the ability to stimulate, challenge and inspire students; a demonstrated interest in students and the ability to relate positively to students outside the classroom; and a recognized high standing in one’s academic discipline.
Professor Kevin Fellezs (Music/African-American and African Diaspora Studies) organized a symposium, What’s Up, A-Pop? Re-thinking the Relationships Between/Among Asian and Asian American Popular Music Cultures, that was held at the Columbia Global Center in Beijing on April 20-21, 2019.
Professor Giuseppe Gerbino has been awarded two fellowships from the National Endowment for the Humanities and the National Humanities Center for his book project “Music and Mind in the Renaissance.”
The students of the Music Performance Program performed at the annual MPP concert at the Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall on April 15th, having won the opportunity to participate through a live audition earlier this year.
Toru Momii received the Japanese American Association-Honjo Foundation Scholarship, which will be officially presented at the Harvard Club in May 2019.
Peter Susser's Early Midsummer, a set of variations for violin and piano has received its world premiere on 4/13/2019 at the Jamesport Meeting House in Jamesport, NY. The performers were MPP music associate Muneko Otani (violin), and MPP director Magdalena Stern-Baczewska (piano).
Young Concert Artists, in New York City, has this week announced composer Saad Haddad as its 2019-2021 Composer-in-Residence!
Congratulations to Ashkan Behzadi who has been appointed as the 2019-20 Postdoctoral Researcher at the rank of Instructor in the Division of the Humanities at the Chicago Center for Contemporary Composition (CCCC).
The Columbia University Ethnomusicology community is delighted to congratulate our recent PhD alumnus, and current Visiting Lecturer in the Department of Music, Dr. César Cólon-Montijo, who has been named to the first cohort of Presidential Postdoctoral Fellows at Princeton University.
The Department warmly congratulates Dr. Yair Klartag, who on March 5, 2019, successfully defended his DMA dissertation in music composition, Post-Ironic Sounds: Wallacian New Sincerity in “Unavoidably Sentimental” for Large Ensemble.
The Department of Music congratulates Dr. Courtney Bryan who has been awarded the Rome Prize from the American Academy in Rome!
Sam Pluta, Matthew Ricketts, Katharina Rosenberger, and Christopher Trapani have been awarded the 2019 Fellowship from the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation. Congratulations!
Jazz ensemble from Columbia University's Louis Armstrong Jazz Performance Program, directed by Bruce Barth, wins first prize in the College Combo division at the Next Generation Jazz Festival competition in Monterey, CA on Saturday, April 6th, 2019.
Congratulations to Columbia Ethnomusicology PhD candidate Andrés García Molina, who has been awarded a $2,000 travel grant to visit the Díaz-Ayala Cuban and Latin American Popular Music Collection at Florida International University, where he will also be giving a lecture about his research.
Historical Musicology graduate student Velia Ivanova received the Margery Lowens Dissertation Research Fellowship at the annual meeting of the Society for American Music in New Orleans, LA.
Ethnomusicology graduate student Kyle DeCoste was awarded the Best Graduate Student Paper at the 2019 International Association for the Study of Popular Music, US Branch (IASPM-US) annual meeting.
Seth Cluett, Acting Director of the Computer Music Center, is featured in a NewMusicBox article by Core Lecturer Alexander K. Rothe.