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Online music courses 'not ideal,' but produce 'great opportunities ahead'

Online music courses ‘not ideal,’ but produce ‘great opportunities ahead’

April 21, 2020

Cords snake along an apartment floor connecting laptops, monitors, amps, pedals, guitars and other equipment needed for an online private music lesson. Luckily, Nick Bilski, a senior music majo...

Restricted access raises student concerns

Restricted access raises student concerns

November 4, 2019

Ava Butera photographs concerts and has accumulated most of the necessary camera gear for her work. But when she photographed Riot Fest in September, she said she was left without the correct lens an...

Rosita Sands promoted to interim dean for the School of Fine and Performing Arts

By Blaise Mesa, Managing Editor

June 22, 2018

The college announced Music Department Chair Rosita Sands has been named interim dean for School of Fine and Performing Arts, according to a June 20 email sent to faculty and staff from President and CEO Kwang-Wu Kim. Sands will replace Onye Ozuzu, who accepted a position at the College of the Arts at University of Florida, Gainesville, last month, as reported May 30 by The Chronicle. In her 18 years at Columbia, Sands...

Arrangements for Rejoicing in Romance

By Sponsored Content

June 14, 2018

My boyfriend and I are celebrating our 1-year anniversary together. Yay! I want to get him a gift, and I want to keep it small (because we live in dorms) but tasteful. I’ve looked through all sorts of ideas, but I want something out-of-the-ordinary that would make a good anniversary gift. Any suggestions? Anniversary gifts can be tricky, especially for a first anniversary. As a college student, whole taxonomies of gifts won’t...

Nationally recognized jazz musician to perform with students

Vibraphone player Stefon Harris said he often speaks at high schools and colleges, including Columbia, while on tour. 

By Campus Reporter

October 31, 2016

Critically acclaimed jazz vibraphone player Stefon Harris will be teaching  and playing alongside students during his weeklong residency with the Music Department Oct. 31–Nov. 6.During his stay, Harris...

Queer hip-hop: breaking down barriers

Chicago-born rapper Big Dipper was recently featured on the Viceland show “Balls Deep.” 

By Arts & Culture Editor

May 2, 2016

Chicago-born rapper Big Dipper seems to share physical attributes with a hip-hop star like Rick Ross: a hefty build, big chains, busty video vixens and hyper-sexualized lyrics. But the similarities end ther...

Christopher Chraca, a senior in the Music Technology Program, showed prospective students what people in the program have been creating in their classes during an open house event on Nov. 9 in the 33 E. Congress Parkway Building.

New program combines music, science

November 16, 2015

The college’s graduation ceremony in May 2016 will include Columbia’s first student to graduate with a bachelor of science degree in music technology. The degree is granted through the recently establi...

Fashion Focus CHICago

Fashion Focus CHICago stimulates creative sector, promotes diversity

October 5, 2015

The Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events will join the Council of Fashion Designers of America for Fashion Focus CHICago, a nine-day series of runway shows, community shopping events and ...

Mary Blinn, former assistant to the chair of the Music Department, was known for her work as a poet, songwriter, singer and visual artist. 

College saddened by death of Music Department’s Mary Blinn

July 6, 2015

The college has announced the death of Mary Blinn, former assistant to the chair of the Music Department.Blinn died suddenly on June 25 after having taken a medical leave at the end of October 2014, which la...

Columbia has partnered with South Loop Strength & Conditioning to offer CrossFit, a hybrid exercise program.

Columbia gets ‘CrossFit’

February 23, 2015

CrossFit is in the running to be offered as a new fitness program for Columbia students this semester.The college is entering a trial partnership with the South Loop Strength & Conditioning CrossFit...

Ronald Sodini, the new associate vice president of Security, assumed his new role on Jan. 12 and plans to create an office that is more accessible to students and to develop policies that reflect the concerns of those on campus.

New associate vice president of Security brings policing experiences to campus

January 26, 2015

There is a new face at Central Command this semester. Ronald Sodini, the new associate vice president of Security, assumed duties Jan. 12 preceding the Jan. 30 retirement of Robert Koverman, his predecessor...

Four of Columbia’s choral groups performed, including the pop orchestra, gospel repertory ensemble, gospel choir and jazz pop choir. The concert concluded with a collaborative performance from all groups.

Choirs sing to help All Chicago

December 8, 2014

More than $5,000 was raised for All Chicago, a nonprofit organization helping the homeless, at Columbia’s Hope, Help & Humanity benefit concert Dec. 2 at Jones College Prep High School, 700 S. Stat...

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