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.
“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.
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.