The Department warmly congratulates Dr. Anthony Fort, who successfully defended his PhD dissertation in Music Theory titled "Rhythm in Some Modernist Classical Music Sounds Different Depending on How You Move" on June 19, 2020.
Women, Power, and Popular Music is a new summer course being offered by Professor Ellie Hisama through the Institute for Research on Women, Gender, and Sexuality and crosslisted in Music. Through the new Alumni Summer program, alumni/ae are permitted to register for summer session courses as auditors for a reduced fee.
Scott Gleason (PhD '13) is a co-editor of this double volume of "Perspectives of New Music" dedicated to composer-theorist John Rahn. Dr. Gleason and Orit Hilewicz (PhD '17) also contributed articles.
BBC Radio 3 will broadcast the First Night of the Proms 2019, featuring Professor Zosha Di Castri’s "Long is the Journey, Short is the Memory," at 12:31 AM BST on May 29, 2020. The performance will be up for 30 days for folks to stream if they like.
The Department of Music is pleased to announce the recipients of the 2020 prizes for distinction in Music Composition. The Charles S. Miller Prize has been awarded to Stylianos Dimou (DMA '20).
Dr. Sky Macklay (DMA 2018) has been selected as a fellow at the Columbia Institute for Ideas and Imagination.
A new book by Dr. Harald Kisiedu (Ph.D. ’14, Historical Musicology), "European Echoes: Jazz Experimentalism in Germany, 1950-1975," has just been published (in English) by Wolke-Verlag.
Dr. Mahir Cetiz (DMA ’13), former Lecturer in Music and Adjunct Professor of Composition at Columbia, has accepted an offer to join the Rudi E. Scheidt School of Music at the University of Memphis as Assistant Professor of Composition and Music Theory, starting in Fall 2020.
Dr. Stylianos Dimou has won the second prize of the 2020 Salvatore Martirano Memorial Composition Award for his piece "Les Instances" (2019).
Dr. Paula Harper (Historical Musicology, 2019), a current postdoctoral fellow at Washington University in St. Louis, has organized a daily online colloquium-- "Music Scholarship at a Distance."
Professor Zosha Di Castri's "Lineages" as performed by the Philadelphia Orchestra will be available to stream on May 29, 2020. Her debut album "Tachitipo" has generated acclaim as well since its release in November 2019.
Dr. Marc Hannaford has accepted an offer to join the University of Michigan’s School of Music, Theatre, and Dance as an Assistant Professor of Music Theory, to commence in Fall 2020.
Taylor Brook (GSAS '18) and Alexandre Lunsqui (GSAS '09) have been announced as 2020 Guggenheim Fellowship winners.
The Department of Music notes with sadness the passing of the renowned composer, pianist, and conductor Charles Wuorinen (1938–2020), who had a long association with Columbia.
Assistant Professor in Composition Zosha Di Castri recently spoke with Darwin Grosse on the Art+Music+Technology podcast for episode 315, touching on a variety of topics ranging from her background and training, creative inspiration, and the breadth and depth of her versatile body of work.
Professor Zosha Di Castri's piece "Lineage" (2013) was performed by the Philadelphia and Minnesota orchestras. The performances were all conducted by Karina Canellakis.
Lecturer in Music Joshua Navon has published a new article in the most recent issue of the Journal of Musicology, titled "Pedagogies of Performance: The Leipzig Conservatory and the Production of Werktreue."
Dr. Courtney Bryan (DMA 2014), now a resident at the American Academy in Rome until mid-July, has won a prestigious United States Artists Fellowship.