Columbia University Music Department:
Gail Archer, Professor of Professional Practice, Director, Music Program, Barnard College
Other officers of the University offering courses listed below:
Professors: Marcos Baltar (on leave Fall 2023), Susan Boynton, Joseph Dubiel, Walter Frisch (on leave Fall 2023), Brad Garton (on leave Spring 2024), Giuseppe Gerbino (Vice Chair), Georg Friedrich Haas, George Lewis, Elaine Sisman, Christopher J. Washburne (Chair)
Associate Professors: Alessandra Ciucci, Kevin Fellezs, Aaron Fox (on leave Spring 2024), Mariusz Kozak, Benjamin Steege (on leave Fall 2023)
Assistant Professors: Knar Abrahamyan, Zosha Di Castri, Julia Doe, Ruth Opara
Lecturers: Audrey Amsellem, Ashkan Behzadi, Seth Cluett (Director: Computer Music Center), Scott Douglass, Saad Haddad, Velia Ivanova, Cheng Wei Lim, Anna Meadors, Finola Merivale, Jeffrey Milarsky, Russell O'Rourke, Magdalena Stern-Baczewska (Director: Music Performance Program), Peter Susser, Lucy Turner, Sonja Wermager, Tom Wetmore
Associates: Michael Skelly, Ole Mathisen (Director: Louis Armstrong Jazz Program)
CU Adjuncts: David Adamcyk, Dongmyung Ahn, Ramin Amir Arjomand, Kristy Barbacane, Sadie Dawkins, Galen DeGraf, Tina Fruhauf, Stephanie Lou George, Michael Joviala, Marilyn McCoy, George Murer, Joshua Navon, Ashley Nail, Ryan Pratt, Ralph Whyte
BC Adjuncts: Marilyn Louise McCoy, Lauren Ninoshvili
BC Voice Adjuncts: Jean-Paul Björlin, Harolyn Blackwell, Coralie Gallet, Josephine Mongiardo-Cooper, Robert Osborne
Barnard College Music Program:
M/W 12:30-2:30, T 9:30-11:30, Th 3-5 in 319 Milbank
Gail Archer joined the Barnard faculty in 1988. She is director of the Barnard-Columbia Chorus and Chamber Choir and teaches Introduction to Music, a year-long survey of Western Classical Music from Gregorian Chant to living composers. She is also an international concert organist and recording artist; her recordings include the May 2022 Polish release, Cantius, Chernivtsi, A Russian Journey, The Muse’s Voice, Franz Liszt: A Hungarian Rhapsody, Bach: The Transcendent Genius, An American Idyll, A Mystic In the Making (Meyer Media), and The Orpheus of Amsterdam: Sweelinck and his Pupils (CALA Records). She is the founder of Musforum; www.musforum.org, the network for women organists to affirm and promote their work. Professor Archer is a member of the faculty of the Harriman Institute, Columbia University. Professor Archer serves as college organist at Vassar College.
As director of the Barnard-Columbia Chorus, Professor Archer has led the chorus through the masterworks of the choral literature with orchestra from Monteverdi to Stravinsky. Most recently, the choir sang the Missa Solemnis by Beethoven in December, 2022 and the Missa Brevis by Kodaly and Te Deum Laudamus by Dvorak in spring 2023. The Barnard-Columbia Chamber Choir specializes in a cappella choral literature, from the Renaissance to the present.