Carmel Raz on recent conference “Instruments of Music Theory”


On November 8th and 9th, the Heyman Center for the Humanities at Columbia University and the Society of Fellows in the Humanities at Columbia University co-sponsored a conference on “Instruments of Music Theory,” at the Eastman School of Music in Rochester, NY co-organized by Prof. Andrew Hicks (Cornell University), Prof. Nathan Martin (University of Michigan), Dr. Caleb Mutch (Indiana University), Dr. Carmel Raz (Columbia University), and Prof. Anna Zayaruznaya (Yale University). The event, which attracted nearly eighty registrants, featured three keynote speakers, eleven papers by scholars in all career stages (from graduate students to full professors), and a hammered clavisimbalum concert with music from the Faenza Codex and other recently discovered manuscript fragments. >>

David Gutkin Co-Edits Special Issue of the American Music Review


Fellow David Gutkin recently co-edited (with Marti Newland, a Core Teaching Fellow at Columbia) a special issue of the American Music Review on opera in the Harlem Renaissance. They also wrote the introductory article, "H. Lawrence Freeman and the Harlem Renaissance." The issue features selected papers from a conference hosted last summer at Columbia called "Restaging the Harlem Renaissance: New Views on the Performing Arts in Black Manhattan". >>