Past Event

For the Daughters of Harlem - Working in Sound workshop

April 28, 2018
12:00 PM - 12:55 PM
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For the Daughters of Harlem: Working in Sound (April 28, 2018) invites girls and young women of color to take part in a day-long workshop at Columbia University, where they will talk about and create music under the guidance of Columbia faculty, graduate students, and invited workshop leaders. In 2018, the program will explore the importance of music to identity, and students will make their own music using recorded sounds.

For the Daughters of Harlem is funded by a grant from Columbia University as a participant in the Collaborative to Advance Equity through Research, a national coalition of over fifty universities and non-profit organizations “committed to studying and addressing the educational, health and social service disparities faced by women and girls of color.”  The event is also supported by the Society of Fellows and the Heyman Center for the Humanities as well and the Institute for Research on Women, Gender, and Sexuality.


Miya Masaoka: Assistant Professor & Acting Director of the Sound Arts MFA program, Columbia University. Multimedia artist, composer, and koto player.

Courtney Bryan: Assistant Professor of Music, Tulane University. Alumna of the Columbia DMA program. Composer, pianist, and improviser. Winner of the Alpert/Ragdale Residency Prize.

Zosha Di Castri: Assistant Professor of Music, Columbia University. Composer and pianist working with electronics, sound arts, video, and dance.

David Adamcyk: Composition faculty at Columbia University and Manhattan School of Music. Composer, electronic musician, sound engineer.


Ellie Hisama, Director: Professor of Music, Columbia University; IRWGS Executive Committee; Chair of Humanities Equity Committee.

Lucie Vágnerová, Associate Director: Core Lecturer in Music Humanities, Columbia University.

Finola Merivale, Graduate Student Coordinator: DMA student in Composition.

Laina Dawes, Graduate Student Coordinator: PhD student in Ethnomusicology.