Faculty News

Giuseppe Gerbino wins Society of Columbia Graduates’ 2019 Great Teacher Award

The award, given annually to an outstanding professor from Columbia College and from Columbia Engineering, is granted based on the ability to stimulate, challenge and inspire students; a demonstrated interest in students and the ability to relate positively to students outside the classroom; and a recognized high standing in one’s academic discipline.

Brad Garton: keynote speaker at the 2019 International Computer Music Conference

Professor Brad Garton is going to be the keynote speaker at the 2019 International Computer Music Conference going on this week (his speech is tomorrow at 4:30 PM), and one of his book-readings will be a 'featured piece' on the 2019 New York Electroacoustic Music Festival that evening.

Marc Hannaford Joins Columbia’s Music Theory Faculty as Lecturer in Discipline

Marc Hannaford will join Columbia's department of music as Lecturer in Discipline (Music Theory) in the Fall of 2019. He will teach classes in the undergraduate music theory sequence as well as electives that reflect his interests in performance, improvisation, identity, and experimental music.

Kevin Fellezs Organizes Symposium at Columbia Global Center in Beijing

Professor Kevin Fellezs (Music/African-American and African Diaspora Studies) organized a symposium, What’s Up, A-Pop? Re-thinking the Relationships Between/Among Asian and Asian American Popular Music Cultures, that was held at the Columbia Global Center in Beijing on April 20-21, 2019.

World Premiere of Peter Susser's Early Midsummer Given by Magdalena Stern-Baczewska and Muneko Otani

Peter Susser's Early Midsummer, a set of variations for violin and piano has received its world premiere on 4/13/2019 at the Jamesport Meeting House in Jamesport, NY. The performers were MPP music associate Muneko Otani (violin), and MPP director Magdalena Stern-Baczewska (piano).

Department of Music students, alumni, and faculty featured in Columbia News

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.

Seth Cluett to curate new exhibition at the New York Public Library for the Performing Arts

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.

Columbia Composition and Sound Art students featured in Computer Music Center Showcase at NYPL

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.

The Professor Howard J. Serwer Family Fund

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.

Project For the Daughters of Harlem awarded two grants

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.

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