Alumni News

Dr. Paula Clare Harper (GSAS '19) Appointed Assistant Professor of Musicology at University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Paula Clare Harper (GSAS '19, Historical Musicology), formerly a Postdoctoral Teaching Fellow at Washington University in St. Louis, has been named the new Assistant Professor of Musicology in the Glenn Korff School of Music at University of Nebraska-Lincoln.

Five Columbia-affiliated Composers Honored with Prestigious Guggenheim Fellowships

Nina Young, Sky Macklay, Ashkan Behzadi, Zosha Di Castri, and Miya Masaoka

Nina Young, Sky Macklay, Ashkan Behzadi, Zosha Di Castri, and Miya Masaoka

On April 8, five Columbia-affiliated composers were honored with Guggenheim Fellowships: Nina Young (DMA 2016), Sky Macklay (DMA 2018), Ashkan Behzadi (DMA 2019), Zosha Di Castri (Francis Goelet Assistant Professor of Music and DMA 2014), and Miya Masaoka (Director of the Sound Art Program in the School of the Arts).

Dr. Samuel F. Yulsman Defends Dissertation

The Department warmly congratulates Dr. Samuel F. Yulsman, who successfully defended his DMA dissertation in Music Composition titled "Free Jazz Simulations and Political Despair in Aaron Cassidy's 'The Wreck of former boundaries' and 'a line off the convaplex, ifs of color, devout conditions' and 'Negative Horizon'" on March 15, 2021.

Hip Hop Research and Teaching in Music Department Featured in Columbia Spectator

The Cold Crush Brothers performing at an anti-apartheid protest at Columbia.

Kevin Holt (GSAS '18), Katie Radishofski, and Professor Ellie Hisama are profiled in part two of Nigel Telman's two-part article in Columbia Spectator about Columbia's relationship with hip-hop.

Columbia Affiliates Represented in NY Times "25 Best Classical Music Tracks of 2020"

Album covers of "Breaking News" by George Lewis, Oxana Omelchuk, and Studio Dan; "Something to Hunt" by Ash Fure; and "Drift Multiply" by Tristan Perich

Album covers of "Breaking News" by George Lewis, Oxana Omelchuk, and Studio Dan; "Something to Hunt" by Ash Fure; and "Drift Multiply" by Tristan Perich

Three Columbia affiliates were represented in the New York Times yesterday in the Times's roundup of the "25 Best Classical Music Tracks of 2020": George Lewis, Ash Fure, and Tristan Perich.

Professor Peter Susser Publishes Digital Guidebook on Improvisation Leadership in Ear Training Classrooms

Peter M. Susser, Senior Lecturer, Director of Undergraduate Musicianship, has published a digital guidebook in partnership with the Center for Teaching and Learning entitled, “Eureka: A Digital Guidebook for Improvisation Leadership in the Ear Training Classroom.”

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