Several new recordings of Professor George Lewis' compositions have been released: The Will To Adorn, with International Contemporary Ensemble; Creative Construction, with Splitter Orchester; Not Alone, with Seth Parker Woods on cello; and Spinner, with Mariel Roberts on cello.
Ethnomusicology PhD candidate Emily Clark has been awarded two fellowships, including a Fulbright-Hays Doctoral Dissertation Research Abroad Fellowship(DDRF) and a GSAS Mellon Humanities International Travel Fellowship from the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences at Columbia.
Maria Sonevytsky (PhD, Ethnomusicology, 2012) has accepted the position of Assistant Professor of Music at the University of California at Berkeley, beginning July 2018.
Columbia's esteemed Fritz Reiner Professor of Musical Composition and director of the Fritz Reiner Center, Alfred Lerdahl, will be presenting the New York Premiere of Time and Again with the League of Composers Orchestra
The Department warmly congratulates Matthew Ricketts, who successfully defended his DMA dissertation in Composition, Texts—Textures—Intertexts: The Orchestral Worlds of Brian Cherney, on May 12, 2017.
The Department announces the 2017 named awards in Composition, honoring three undergraduate students and five graduate students.
The Department warmly congratulates Christopher Trapani, who successfully defended his DMA dissertation in Composition, Convergence Lines: A Musical Distillation of Thomas Pynchon’s V, on April 28, 2017.
Whitney Slaten has been appointed Visiting Assistant Professor of Music Technology at Eugene Lang College, The New School, for 2017-2018.
The Department warmly congratulates Dr. Benjamin Hansberry, who successfully defended his PhD dissertation in music theory, Phenomenon and Abstraction: Coordinating Concepts in Music Theory and Analysis, on May 3, 2017.
The Department warmly congratulates Dr. Maeve Sterbenz, who successfully defended her PhD dissertation in music theory, Moving with Music: Approaches to the Analysis of Movement-Music Interactions, on May 9, 2017.
The Department warmly congratulates Dr. Orit Hilewicz, who successfully defended her PhD dissertation in music theory, Listening to Ekphrastic Musical Compositions, on April 26, 2017.
Katherine Balch has been announced as the 2017-2018 Young Concert Artists Composer-in-Residence, the 11th composer to receive this honor.
Chris Washburne's newest CD release and review: Rags & Roots
Professor Ellie Hisama has been named the 2017 speaker in the Robert Samels Visiting Scholar Program, Jacobs School of Music, Indiana University.
The Music & Arts Library hosts an exhibition of work by participants in the FAB-Musiconis project (French-American Bridge for Medieval Musical Iconography), led by Prof. Susan Boynton of the Music Dept. faculty, and Frédéric Billiet (Paris-Sorbonne), and involving the exchange of students from Columbia and the Sorbonne.
Columbia University will confer seven honorary degrees at its annual Commencement exercises on May 17, 2017. João Gilberto will receive an honorary doctorate in Music.