Paula Clare Harper (GSAS '19, Historical Musicology), formerly a Postdoctoral Teaching Fellow at Washington University in St. Louis, has been named the new Assistant Professor of Musicology in the Glenn Korff School of Music at University of Nebraska-Lincoln.
Gabrielle Ferrari has received the 2020-2021 Core Preceptor Award for Excellence in Teaching Music Humanities.
The Department of Music joins other voices in denouncing the recent killings in the Atlanta-area spas. These attacks not only showed the horrific presence of anti-Asian racism in the nation but also the increased incidence gendered violence.
Ethnomusicology graduate student Audrey Amsellem has won an NSF Doctoral Dissertation Research grant for her dissertation: "Sound and Surveillance: Recording and Privacy in the 21st Century."
Congratulations to Miya Masaoka, Director of the Sound Art Program in the School of the Arts for winning a prestigious Guggenheim Fellowship.
Congratulations to Zosha Di Castri, Francis Goelet Assistant Professor of Music and DMA 2014 for winning a prestigious Guggenheim Fellowship.
On April 8, five Columbia-affiliated composers were honored with Guggenheim Fellowships: Nina Young (DMA 2016), Sky Macklay (DMA 2018), Ashkan Behzadi (DMA 2019), Zosha Di Castri (Francis Goelet Assistant Professor of Music and DMA 2014), and Miya Masaoka (Director of the Sound Art Program in the School of the Arts).
Magdalena Stern-Baczewska has received the Culture, Science and Education Initiative Grant from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Poland.
Dr. Laure M. Hiendl has taken a position as an Assistant Professor at the University Mozarteum Salzburg.
The Department warmly congratulates Dr. John Rot, who successfully defended his DMA dissertation in Music Composition titled "Waking Up into the Moment: Temporal Awareness as a Primary Composable Parameter of Music" on April 5, 2021.
Professors Zosha Di Castri and Ellie Hisama were interviewed about the symposium Unsung Stories: Women at Columbia's Computer Music Center in the article "Celebrating Women in Electronic Music at Columbia."
Dr. Christine Dysers is a Fulbright Visiting Scholar in the Department of Music, Columbia University. Her research is broadly concerned with 20th- and 21st-century music, with particular attention to contemporary composition and the aesthetics of repetition.
Benjamin Steege, associate professor of music, has just published his second book, "An Unnatural Attitude: Phenomenology in Weimar Musical Thought." The book is available from University of Chicago Press.
Julia Doe, assistant professor of music, has published a new monograph, "The Comedians of the King: Opéra-Comique and the Bourbon Monarchy on the Eve of Revolution." The book is available through the University of Chicago Press.
The Department warmly congratulates Dr. Samuel F. Yulsman, who successfully defended his DMA dissertation in Music Composition titled "Free Jazz Simulations and Political Despair in Aaron Cassidy's 'The Wreck of former boundaries' and 'a line off the convaplex, ifs of color, devout conditions' and 'Negative Horizon'" on March 15, 2021.
Congratulations to Maria Fantinato Geo de Siqueira for her appointment as a Postdoctoral Associate within the Department of Cultural Anthropology at Duke University.
Professor Zosha Di Castri's "Tachitipo," the eponymous track of her debut album, has been nominated for Classical Composition of the Year in the 2021 JUNO Awards.
Professor Zosha Di Castri has published her essay, “Tachitipo—The Living Passport,” on the creative process behind her debut album, Tachitipo, in the recently-released Arcana IX: Musicians on Music, edited by John Zorn.