Ethnomusicology News

Dr. Kevin C. Holt Appointed Assistant Professor of Ethnomusicology at Stony Brook University, Awarded Fellowship from Cleveland Institute of Music

Dr. Kevin C. Holt (Ethnomusicology ‘18) has accepted the position of Assistant Professor of Ethnomusicology in the Department of Music at Stony Brook University, SUNY, where he will be teaching the department’s first core course centered on hip-hop music.

Dr. Mario Cancel-Bigay Defends Dissertation

The Department warmly congratulates Dr. Mario Cancel-Bigay, who on May 17, 2021 successfully defended his Ph.D. dissertation in Ethnomusicology entitled "Sounds that Fall Through the Cracks, and Other Silences and Acts of Love: Decoloniality and Anticolonialism in Puerto Rican 'Nueva Canción' and 'Chanson Québécoise.'"

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.

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.

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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