Ernest H. Sanders, Professor Emeritus of Music at Columbia, where he taught from 1954 until his retirement in 1986, died at his home in New York, on January 13, 2018. He was 99 years old.
Mario Diaz de Leon (DMA ’13), Core Lecturer in Music Humanities, has released his third composer portrait album, entitled “Sanctuary.”
Tyshawn Sorey (DMA '17) is featured in an article by Alex Ross in The New Yorker of July 10/17, 2017 and in a New York Times profile (August 2, 2017).
This year's Ojai Music Festival prominently features several Composition alumni and faculty: Courtney Bryan, Mario Diaz de Leon, George Lewis, and Tyshawn Sorey.
Sean Hallowell (PhD, 2013) is a 2018-2020 recipient of the Thinking Matters Fellowship at Stanford University. The Fellowship offers an opportunity for recent recipients of doctoral degrees to teach in an innovative liberal education program with a cohort of like-minded colleagues from a wide variety of different disciplines.
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 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.
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.
Chris Washburne's newest CD release and review: Rags & Roots
Core Lecturer Mahir Cetiz (DMA, Composition, 2013) has been awarded a 2017 fellowship from the John Simon Guggenheim Foundation.
Shannon Garland (Ph.D., Ethnomusicology, 2014) has been awarded postdoctoral fellowships at UCLA and in Brazil.