Ensembles

AUDITIONS (REQUIRED)

ALL returning students are required to audition in September 2016 for participation in the MPP during 2016-2017 academic year. 

  • Classical Lessons and Chamber Ensemble Auditions: September 6 & 8
  • Jazz Lessons and Ensemble Auditions: September 7 & 9
  • Columbia University Orchestra Auditions: September 8, 9, & 10
  • World Music Ensembles: Speak with Instructor at first class meeting

 

  • Piano Lesson Interviews: September 6 & 7 (from 10am-2pm in 109/110 Dodge Hall) 
    *Pianists interested in chamber music MUST audition.

 

Audition Requirements

 

Classical:

  • Instrumentalists should prepare two contrasting pieces or movements from solo repertoire.You will also be asked to demonstrate your sight reading skills.

Jazz:

  • Instrumentalists should prepare two jazz standards (a rhythm section will be provided to accompany auditions).
  • You will also be asked to demonstrate your sight reading and improvisational skills.Vocalists should prepare two selections to show interpretative abilities (improvisation optional).
  • Please provide a clear lead sheet with chord changes for the accompanist (a pianist is provided).

Orchestra: 

  • Short solo of choice. This may be a short piece, or an excerpt of a longer piece. Your chosen piece should be indicative of your ability to move around your instrument, as well as the quality of your sound.

AUDITION SIGN-UP 


REGISTRATION

All accepted MPP students must register for lessons and ensembles by the change-of-program period to continue their participation that semester.  Petitioning students must notify MPP staff prior to this deadline. ​

  • Fall 2016 semester: Friday September 16
  • Spring 2017 semester: Friday January 27

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