Ernest H. Sanders, Professor Emeritus of Music at Columbia, where he taught from 1954 until his retirement in 1986, died at his home in New York, on January 13, 2018. He was 99 years old.
The Music Department is offering a wide range of courses this semester, including several featured and new electives.
Please welcome Erica Lockhart as our new Director of Academic Administration and Finance in the Music Department!
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.”
The Department of Music welcomes gifts in memory of Anne Marie Gefell (1955-2017).
Peter Susser’s Cello Suite (2016) was recorded by Laura Usiskin (Columbia/Juilliard 2008) as part of her “Reimagining Bach” solo cd.
Abstract: This article studies the relationship between the discourse of Bengali cultural nationalism and the devotional song genre of padāvalī kīrtan in the early twentieth century.
Ethnomusicology PhD candidate Hicham Chami has been awarded the 2017 T. Temple Tuttle Prize for best student paper presented at the annual meeting of the Niagara Chapter of the Society for Ethnomusicology.
Benjamin Steege has published two articles: "Antipsychologism in Interwar Musical Thought: Two Ways of Hearing Debussy," in Music & Letters and "Between Race and Culture: Hearing Japanese Music in Berlin," in History of Humanities.
“Assemblage,” a new album by Ensemble Dal Niente on New World Records, brings a rewarding look at fresh pieces by the composer and performer George Lewis.
Yair Klartag, a DMA candidate in Composition at Columbia, has been selected as one of three winners in the prestigious Geneva Competition
Mario Diaz de Leon (DMA ’13), Core Lecturer in Music Humanities, has released his third composer portrait album, entitled “Sanctuary.”
Alessandra Ciucci, Assistant Professor of Music, has published "Performing 'L-alwa:' A Sacred and Erotic Journey in Morocco" in Ethnomusicology Forum vol. 26 No. 2 (2017): 151-70.
Marin Alsop, distinguished conductor and Music Director of the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, is the recipient of the 2017 Ditson Conductor’s Award for the advancement of American music, Columbia University has announced.
It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Anne Gefell, the Departmental Director of Academic Administration and Finance.
The Department of Music at Columbia University invites applications for Mellon Postdoctoral Teaching Fellowships. Appointment will be at the rank of Mellon Teaching Fellow/Lecturer, for a period of two years to begin July 1, 2018.