Recent Columbia Alumna and Three Current DMA Students Nominated for Gaudeamus Award 2023

Five composers have been nominated for the Gaudeamus Award 2023, the prestigious annual incentive prize for composers under 35.

From a total of 229 entries submitted from all over the world, the jury, consisting of composers Chaya Czernowin, Agata Zubel and Jan van de Putte, chose five prize-winning works, four of which were by Columbia-affiliated composers--a recent Columbia alumna and three current Columbia DMA students:

behave by Zara Ali (USA, 1995) (CC ’17)
A Night of Music in the Uncanny Valley, Part II by Artun Çekem (TUR, 1992, Columbia DMA student)
Aruah by Saad Haddad (USA, 1992, Columbia DMA student)
Bricolage by Uri Kochavi (ISR, 1988, Columbia DMA student)