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News & Announcements
The Department of Music fully endorses the Statement of Principles for Teaching in the Time of a Pandemic, which was originally published by the Department of English and Comparative Literature.
Professors Ellie Hisama and Zosha Di Castri have been awarded a Columbia University Faculty Seed Grant to produce “Unsung Stories: Women at Columbia’s Computer Music Center,” as part of the Addressing Racism: A Call to Action for Higher Education initiative.
Jacques-Louis Monod in 2009. Photo taken by user Acdsat, from Wikimedia Commons. https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Jacques-Louis_Monod.jpg
The Department of Music notes with sadness the passing of renowned pianist, composer, and conductor Jacques-Louis Monod (Toulouse, France, February 25, 2917 - September 21, 2020).
Magdalena Stern-Baczewska has released a new EP Hip-Hopsichord, a 5-movement piece for the harpsichord and electronics, written for Baczewska by the composer/DJ/rapper Gene Pritsker.
Dr. Will Mason (Music Theory, 2019) and his band Happy Place have released their microtonal sophomore album "Tendrils," recorded in Brooklyn two days before lockdown started in March.
Historical Musicology graduate student Velia Ivanova has begun her residence at the John W. Kluge Center in Washington D.C., where she holds the Jon B. Lovelace Fellowship.
Composition graduate student Nina Fukuoka premiered her piece "Sugar, Spice & All Things Nice" at the 63rd Warsaw Autumn Festival on September 23, 2020.
Susan Boynton was named a Chevalier in the Ordre des Palmes académiques (Order of the French Academic Palms) for service to French culture. This honor is awarded by the Prime Minister of France upon the recommendation of the Ministry of Education.
At 8 pm on Thursday, September 10th, ISSUE will stream a 360 degree video presentation of electronic music pioneer Laurie Spiegel’s piece "A Harmonic Algorithm 2011" coordinated in collaboration with composer and artist Seth Cluett.
Kevin Fellezs has published an article titled "From the Island of Berkeley: Hawaiian Belonging in California" in "California Dreaming: Movement and Place in the Asian American Imaginary."