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.
It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Anne Gefell, the Departmental Director of Academic Administration and Finance.
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.
On Friday, December 1, at 3 pm, Prof. Thomas Peattie (University of Mississippi / Italian Academy) will deliver the talk, "A Composer Listens: Luciano Berio’s Nineteenth Century."
On Friday, December 8 at 4PM, Eben Graves will deliver a talk, “The Politics of Musical Time: Expanding Songs and Shrinking Markets in Bengali Devotional Performance." This will be a joint presentation of the Center for Ethnomusicology and the Historical Musicology & Music Theory Colloquium Series.
“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.
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.
PhD candidates Paula Harper (HM) and Michael Weinstein-Reiman (Theory) presented papers on Beyoncé and Nicki Minaj at the international biennial Feminist Theory and Music conference at San Francisco State University, July 27-30. Congratulations, Paula and Michael!
This semester, the Department of Music is offering courses on Beethoven, Divas, Monsters, Material Girls: Women in Music Video; and Transpacific Musicology: Monsters, Princesses, Bombs at Sea. Graduate seminars include Music and Early Modernism, 1880-1920; Ruth Crawford Seeger; and Analysis of Musical Form.
Tyshawn Sorey (DMA '17) is featured in an article by Alex Ross in The New Yorker of July 10/17, 2017 and in a New York Times profile (August 2, 2017).