The Fromm Music Foundation at Harvard University has announced the names of fourteen composers selected to receive 2021 Fromm commissions. Among the fourteen winners are Columbia alumnus David Bird (DMA 2019), and three current DMA students, Jessie Cox, Louis Goldford, and Diana Rodriguez.
John Adams, distinguished conductor and composer, is the recipient of the 2021 Ditson Conductor’s Award for the advancement of American music.
Dr. Toru Momii (GSAS '21, Music Theory) received the Society for Music Theory Outstanding Publication Award for his article in "Music Theory Online" titled "A Transformational Approach to Gesture in Shō Performance.”
Kyle DeCoste has been awarded the Zora Neale Hurston Prize by the American Folklore Society for his work with the Stooges Brass Band in writing their book, Can't Be Faded: Twenty Years in the New Orleans Brass Band Game.
Sean Colonna has published a book chapter titled "Using Mastery Objectives to Foster Inclusive Teaching" in the edited volume Teaching Gradually: Practical Pedagogy and Classroom Strategies for Graduate Students by Graduate Students (Stylus, 2021).
Professor Mariusz Kozak has published his piece "What’s behind the magic of live music?" in The Conversation.
The Louis Armstrong Jazz Performance Program (LAJPP) was profiled by Paul Hond in the Fall 2021 issue of Columbia Magazine.
Jessie Cox (Composition) will release his debut solo album "When You're a Star" on November 14, 2021.
Dr. Laure M. Hiendl (DMA '20) is one of the recipients of the Rome Prize of the German Academy Villa Massimo.
Grant Woods (Historical Musicology) has been hired as a part-time Program Assistant at the American Musicological Society (AMS).
Audrey Amsellem has published her article: "Alexa and the Making of the Neoliberal Ear" in Law Text Culture.
Zosha Di Castri, Olivia De Prato, Allison Loggins-Hull, and Alice Teyssier announce the launch of Matricalis, a website and community hub that reflects on the impact of motherhood on individual musicians.
Professor Kevin Fellezs has received an Honorable Mention as the 2021 Best Subsequent Book Award from the Native American and Indigenous Studies Association (NAISA).
Magdalena Stern-Baczewska gave a world premiere of Prelude and Fugue by Gene Pritsker at the season opening concert of Composers Concordance in DROM NYC.
The Department of Music at Columbia University invites applications for a full-time, tenure track appointment at the rank of Assistant Professor with a specialization in Music Theory and Race, which may include a scholarly emphasis on critical race theory, historical perspectives on race and music theory, or other issues of race, ethnicity, and/or indigeneity as they pertain to music theory and analysis.
Callum Blackmore has been awarded the prize for best student paper at the Ninth Biennial Conference of the Society for Eighteenth-Century Music, held virtually at the Royal Swedish Academy of Music in Stockholm.