Placements, Grants and Fellowships News

Courtney Bryan has won the 2018 Herb Alpert Award in the Arts

Composer and pianist Courtney Bryan (DMA Composition, 2014) works in multiple genres, both sacred and secular, including jazz and other experimental music, traditional gospel, spirituals, and hymns. Unifying her compositions - solo to orchestral works, choral music and sound installations - is a desire to “communicate the sounds of rebellion and healing.”

Alumna Dr. Lauren Flood Appointed Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow at University of Pennsylvania

The Ethnomusicology community at Columbia is delighted to congratulate our PhD alumna, Dr. Lauren Flood (PhD, 2016), who has been appointed as a Mellon Humanities Postdoctoral Fellowship in the Humanities at the Wolf Humanities Center at the University of Pennsylvania.

Ciucci and Doe Win Provost Grants

Alessandra Ciucci and Julia Doe, Assistant Professors of Music, have each won grants from the Provost’s Program for Junior Faculty who Contribute to the Diversity Goals of the University.

These competitive awards, of up to $25,000, support new or ongoing research and scholarship, seed funding for innovative research for which external funding would be difficult to obtain, and curricular development projects.

Prof. Ciucci’s project is entitled “Resonances of the Rural Across the Mediterranean: Music, Sound and Moroccan Men in Italy.” Prof. Doe’s is “The Comedians of the King: Opéra-Comique and the Bourbon Monarchy on the Eve of Revolution.”

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