About the Program

The Columbia Music Performance Program is a division of the Department of Music that offers opportunities for music majors and/or students with a strong musical background to cultivate musical interests through performance. Under the direction of Dr. Magdalena Stern-Baczewska, the program seeks to enable students to develop as musicians within Columbia's academic setting.  The program offers a wide array of opportunities for musical instruction, participation, and performance.

A Note from the Director

Welcome to Columbia University's Music Performance Program, where students' academic excellence meets musical prowess and passion.

High-caliber music-making is an integral part of Columbia's campus life. Our student-musicians participate in a variety of activities, such as chamber music, jazz, world music, and orchestra, chorus, and individual instrumental instruction. New York City is their stage - the performances have taken our students beyond the Columbia campus, to such venues as Carnegie Hall, Alice Tully Hall, and Symphony Space. 

The Music Performance Program allows the new generation of future artists, politicians, scientists, and entrepreneurs to cultivate their talent and love of music through learning from world-class musicians. While thriving in academics, our students keep an important place for music in their lives, and continue to make music relevant in the world around them.

If you would like to be informed about the MPP activities, please join our mailing list. You may also support our performers by giving or joining us for upcoming performances

*Music Performance Program is a part of Columbia University's Department of Music, an academic department. We have no connection to Miller Theatre, which operates as a professional concert presenter independently of the academic departments.