Whitney Slaten on Jazzmobile & Harlem Soundscape

Tue, Sep 19 - 6:00pm

The Jazzmobile All Stars Ensemble

Keynote address by

Whitney Slaten

Ph.D. Candidate in Music, Columbia University

Tuesday, September 19, 6pm

St. Paul’s Chapel, Columbia University, West 116th Street and Broadway

Free and open to the public but RSVP required.

Please email ym189 [at] columbia.edu to secure your RSVP.

Anne Gefell (1955-2017)

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Anne Gefell, the Departmental Director of Academic Administration and Finance.

Music & Sound Studies

Fri, Sep 22 to Sat, Sep 23

“Music & Sound Studies: Intersections, Boundaries, Opportunities” explores the relation between musical disciplines and sound studies through three key sites: sounds of the city and the historically problematic notion of soundscape; music, soundscapes, and the political; and the relationships among acoustics and neuroscience and music/sound. An evening concert of recent compositions will display the current range of work in “sound art,” a richly interdisciplinary creative field.

Impressionisms and Expressionisms

Mon, Sep 25 - 8:00pm

Reid Hall, Columbia Global Centers | Paris

4, rue de Chevreuse, 75006 Paris

En tout cas, si "impressionnisme" signifie avant tout le contraire "d'expressionnisme", je pourrais être d'accord. (In any event, if “Impressionism” really means the opposite of “Expressionism,” I could agree.)

-Tristan Murail, program notes for Treize Couleurs du soleil couchant 

Publishing Workshop

Wed, Oct 4 - 12:15pm

The Heyman Center for the Humanities and the Society of Fellows in the Humanities invite graduate students, post-doctoral fellows, faculty, and PhDs in the humanities to a workshop on academic publishing led by Professor Ellie Hisama. Topics to be covered include deciding where and when to submit your work, preparing an article and book proposal for submission, responding to readers' reports, working with editors and publishers, securing permissions, and negotiating a book contract.

The Hear and Now

Fri, Sep 22 - 7:30pm

This concert explores the intersection of new music, sound arts, electronics, choreography and image. Come engage with musical soundscapes, both natural and urban, acoustic and electroacoustic, which resonate politically and personally. Featuring artists working at Columbia University and friends from the broader artistic community. Featured artists: David Adamcyk, Camila Agosto, Katherine Balch, David Bird, Courtney Bryan, Justin Cabrillos, Gabrielle Da Costa, Zosha Di Castri, Dani Dobkin, Diego Espinosa, Jordan Morley, Mary Kouyoumdjian, Lu Wang, and Sam Yulsman.

The concert is free, but RSVP is required at

Sean Hallowell Receives Stanford Thinking Matters Fellowship

Sean Hallowell (PhD, 2013) is a 2018-2020 recipient of the Thinking Matters Fellowship at Stanford University. The Fellowship offers an opportunity for recent recipients of doctoral degrees to teach in an innovative liberal education program with a cohort of like-minded colleagues from a wide variety of different disciplines.

New Releases by George Lewis

Several new recordings of Professor George Lewis' compositions have been released: The Will To Adorn, with International Contemporary Ensemble; Creative Construction, with Splitter Orchester; Not Alone, with Seth Parker Woods on cello; and Spinner, with Mariel Roberts on cello.