The Department of Music has received a generous donation from Nina Sanders and Peter Sanders, daughter and son of the late Professor Emeritus, Ernest H. Sanders, who passed away at the age of 99 in early 2018. This donation was given posthumously by Sanders.
The Department warmly congratulates Dr. William Mason, who successfully defended his PhD dissertation in music theory, Feeling Machines: Immersion, Expression, and Technological Embodiment in Electroacoustic Music of the French Spectral School, on January 31, 2019.
Magdalena Stern-Baczewska (Director, Music Performance Program) gave a performance at the Opera House of Beijing's Central Conservatory of Music, celebrating the DVD release of Tan Dun's Martial Arts Cycle for Piano, Violin, and Violoncello.
Students, alumni, and faculty in the Music Department are featured in the article "Daughters of Harlem Teaches Local Young Women to Record and Produce Their Own Music" about the Fall 2018 workshop For the Daughters of Harlem: Working with Sound.
From January 15th, 2019 until March 23rd, 2019, the New York Public Library for the Performing Arts will feature state-of-the-art immersive installation by exhibition curator, artist, and composer Seth Cluett in a new exhibition "Sounding Circuits: Audible Histories" which explores the birth and evolution of electronic music.
Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow Emily Yun Wang was recently awarded the Charles Seeger Prize, the Martin Hatch Prize, and the Clara Henderson Prize at the Society for Ethnomusicology Annual Meeting for her paper, "Shopping and Chopping: Sound, Diasporic Intimacy, and Everyday Movements in Chinese Toronto".
Columbia faculty, composer, pianist, and conductor Mahir Cetiz discusses his music in an interview conducted by faculty member Alexander K. Rothe in a recent post on new classical news website I Care If You Listen
The Department of Music at Columbia University invites applications for a full-time, three-year (limited-term) appointment at the rank of Lecturer in Discipline beginning July 1, 2019. The primary duties of the successful candidate will be to teach courses in the core undergraduate Music Theory curriculum.
Maeve Sterbenz received the 2018 Adam Krims Award, for her article, "Movement, Music, Feminism: An Analysis of Movement-Music Interactions and the Articulation of Masculinity in Tyler, the Creator's 'Yonkers' Music Video," published in Music Theory Online.
At the recent joint meeting of the American Musicological Society and Society for Music Theory, as well as the Society for Ethnomusicology Meeting, the music department had an impressive showing of faculty, students, and alumni presenting papers and chairing/responding to sessions.
The Library sound archives preserve the groundbreaking work of Columbia University’s electronic and computer music pioneers. Explore a new universe of sounds with Columbia University Computer Music Center Director Seth Cluett. From Charles Dodges’ 1969 computer generated masterwork Earth’s Magnetic Field to the most boundary blurring contemporary works by Columbia’s current students, join us for an interactive electronic sound salon.
Presented by the University Seminars & Columbia University Press, Fred Lerdahl (Fritz Reiner Professor of Musical Composition) will give three lectures on the 26th Series of the Leonard Hastings Schoff Memorial Lectures. Congratulations, Professor Lerdahl!
Today is Columbia Giving Day 2018! Today, we stand for the schools, programs, and causes that mean the most to us. We stand for access to education, groundbreaking research, thought-provoking art and championship athletics, healthcare that is both cutting-edge and compassionate, and building partnerships—locally and globally—that can address world issues from climate change to social justice and more. Today, we stand for changing lives that change the world.
For one day, your gifts go further through challenge funds from the University Trustees, adding to your impact. Last year, we raised $15.6 million from 15,088 gifts…we need your help to make Columbia Giving Day 2018 even bigger!
On September 26th, 2018, Music Performance Program held a special recital of the winners of the Richard and Brooke Kamin Rapaport Summer Music Performance Fellowship.
The Department of Music is now accepting applications for the Serwer Fund, which will assist currently registered graduate students in Historical Musicology, Theory, and Ethnomusicology in the pursuit of their scholarly work, including dissertation-related research, travel to conferences, and other initiatives.
The Department of Music is pleased to formally announce a study group in historical music notation, Ars Nota, which meets weekly on Columbia’s campus to sing medieval and Renaissance music from facsimiles of original sources.
For the Daughters of Harlem: Working in Sound has won an Action Grant from Humanities New York and a Public Outreach Grant from Columbia University’s Center for Science and Society to host a campus workshop in October 2018 for young women of color from New York’s public high schools.