Music

A modern Muybridge? Singer and composer, Mari Romarheim Haugen illustrates basic steps of the samba, while her movements are captured by an infrared camera.

When Mariusz Kozak was a professional violinist playing with orchestras and chamber ensembles, he noticed how music altered the awareness of time for himself, his fellow musicians and even the audience. Several years later, as he wrote his Ph.D.

Jeffrey Milarsky, distinguished musician, scholar, teacher and conductor, is the recipient of the 2013 Ditson Conductor’s Award for the advancement of American music, Columbia University has announced.

Brooklyn-based artist Rafael Vargas-Suarez paints a mural in the Miller Theatre lobby.

Columbia University Libraries/Information Services’ Rare Book & Manuscript Library (RBML) is pleased to announce the acquisition of the collection of Russian composer Serge Prokofiev (1891-1953).

Brad Lubman, of Ensemble Signal, speaks about the composer and conductor Oliver Knussen and gives a preview of repertoire programmed for the upcoming Miller Theatre Composer Portrait on April 18, 2013.

Most archives are designed to accumulate material. One collection at Columbia is working to give some of its holdings away.

Most archives are designed to accumulate material. One collection at Columbia is working to give some of its holdings away.

Sarah Woolley Neuroscientist Studies Songbirds

Anita Burgos stands inside an enclosure with zebra finches in Sarah Woolley's lab during the summer of 2009. Photo by Eileen Barroso

Every animal has its own specializations—hawks can spot their prey a mile away. Human beings, among other things, have the rare capacity to appreciate language and music.

George Manahan Image credit: Richard Bowditch

Columbia University will award George Manahan, Music Director of American Composers Orchestra, the 2012 Ditson Conductor’s Award for the advancement of American music.

From left, Brad Garton and David Sulzer discuss turning brain waves into music on WHYY/PBS in Philadelphia.

Columbia neurophysiologist David Sulzer took his first piano lessons at the age of 11 and was playing his violin and guitar in bars by age 15.

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