OHMA Blog
Announcing the winners of this year's thesis research grant awards

 We're excited to announce the two recipients of this year's student thesis research grant awards!

Music, Oral History, and the Self: A Look into Julia Wolfe’s Anthracite Fields

Current OHMA student Kyna Patel (2017 cohort) reflects on the historical and political themes in composer Julia Wolfe’s Anthracite Fields, as well as her personal connection with her work.

The Story is in the Strings

Julia Wolfe came to Columbia University to speak on December 7, 2017, and was interviewed live by Bud Kliment as part of the Workshop Series: Oral History and the Arts. Among other things, she spoke about her 2009 musical composition Steel Hammer that was based on the tale of John Henry and her 2014 musical composition Anthracite Fields that was a tribute to the Pennsylvania anthracite coal miners and their families.