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.
Three PhDs from the Department of Music were recently featured in GSAS's three-part series Teaching Scholars Share Their Experiences.
The Music Jury of the Civitella Ranieri Foundation has selected a number of Columbia students, alumni, and faculty to receive prestigious Civitella Ranieri Fellowships for 2020 and 2021.
The most recent issue of the Journal of the American Musicological Society features contributions from faculty and alumni of the Department.
The Fromm Music Foundation at Harvard University has announced the names of fifteen composers selected to receive 2019 Fromm commissions. Eight of the fifteen winners are alumni of Columbia's DMA program in Composition.
The Columbia University Ethnomusicology community is delighted to congratulate our recent PhD alumnus Dr. Beatriz Goubert, who has been selected as the associate editor for Latin America at RILM (International Repertory of Music Literature) in New York.
Dr. Eamonn Bell was appointed as a postdoctoral Research Fellow in the Department of Music at Trinity College, Dublin in October 2019.
“Affordances and Free Improvisation: An Analytical Framework”—which Dr. Hannaford delivered at last year’s combined meeting for the American Musicological Society (AMS) and Society for Music Theory (SMT) in San Antonio—was awarded the Steve Larson Award for Jazz Scholarship at this year’s SMT meeting in Columbus.
The Department of Music warmly congratulates Dr. Mario Diaz de Leon (DMA, Composition 2013), who was recently appointed Assistant Professor of Music and Technology at Stevens Institute of Technology in Hoboken, NJ.
Yair Klartag is one of three laureates for 2019-2022. Ricordi Berlin will publish selected works by the laureates, support the composers with expertise in the music business, and provide international promotion for a period of three years.
Peter M. Susser, Senior Lecturer, Director of Undergraduate Musicianship, has received the Provost’s new Large-Scale Teaching and Learning Grant for his, “Digital Ear Training Improvisation Initiative.”
We are deeply saddened that our alumnus Paul Nauert (GSAS ’97) passed away on Friday, July 26. Paul received his doctorate in music theory in 1997 under Jonathan Kramer's sponsorship. He was an accomplished composer, pianist, and computer programmer as well as music theorist.
The Department of Music congratulates Dr. Courtney Bryan who has been awarded the Rome Prize from the American Academy in Rome!
Sam Pluta, Matthew Ricketts, Katharina Rosenberger, and Christopher Trapani have been awarded the 2019 Fellowship from the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation. Congratulations!