Our March offering includes two masterclasses: MacArthur and Guggenheim Fellow Miguel Zenon on March 17 and New York Philharmonic's Rebecca Young, on March 31.The "Meet our Students" column features two students: Arya Rao, CC '22 and Nathan Farrell, CC '21. We are also thrilled to announce MPP's new partnership with EPIC: Emeritus Professors in Columbia, a professional and social fellowship of retired professors, researchers, and administrators. The inaugural event of this collaboration features Vincent Le, CC '21 in a virtual performance and discussion with the EPIC members.
Inside the February MPP newsletter you will find the profile of pianist Heather Chang, a Columbia College senior majoring in Neuroscience. Although in-person events are still suspended, we presented via Zoom an Ingrid Jensen jazz masterclass, and the student celebration of the Chinese New Year.
The MPP students yet again demonstrated fearlessness, intelligence, creativity, positive attitude, and team spirit. In this newsletter you will learn about the most recent activities of our faculty, students and alumni. We invite you to watch the videos of the selected projects our students put together with their instructors. Grateful for your attention and support, on behalf of all of us in the MPP we wish you a healthy and peaceful holiday season.
In this month's newsletter, we feature Vincent Le, who shares his latest projects with us in "Meet Our Students." We also invite you to the inaugural MPP webinar on November 19th at 6 PM, featuring Syrian composer and clarinetist Kinan Azmeh. You will also learn about the first livestream celebration, hosted by MPP Associate Don Sickler, at the legendary Van Gelder Studio.
Learn about the Franck Sonata and the remote recording process from our extraordinary trio of musicians, Luca Sakon, William Tang, and Brian Kuo coached by Eliot Bailen.
Hear (literally) updates from our faculty, students, and staff on the ways they're making music socially distanced, the lessons they've learned this year, and more.
This month's newsletter: a generous gift to empower Columbia University Orchestra, exciting faculty travels and performances, and alumni and student updates. Read all about it!
Colleen (CC '20) talks performing opportunities at Columbia, her first big-girl gig, and how music fits into her college experience.
In this newsletter: our students' accomplishments, scholarship awards, faculty performances, and more!
On November 9, 2019, Magdalena Stern-Baczewska (Director, Music Performance Program) gave the Canadian premiere of Tan Dun's Piano Concerto "The Banquet" with the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra and the composer conducting.
Nikki (CC '20) chats with us about clarinet, Prokofiev’s Suite from Romeo and Juliet, and Stravinsky’s Soldier’s Tale
Jake Chapman (CC'16) and Jasper Dütz--together known as Champion Milkshake--will be playing an all-Disney concert on October 1st, 2019 at 6pm in St. Paul's Chapel. The concert is free and open to all!
Join Columbia piano faculty, Michael Skelly collaborating with Kelly Guerra, mezzo soprano, in a benefit concert for RAICES - tomorrow, 9/24 in Earl Hall at 7pm!
The students of the Music Performance Program performed at the annual MPP concert at the Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall on April 15th, having won the opportunity to participate through a live audition earlier this year.
Peter Susser's Early Midsummer, a set of variations for violin and piano has received its world premiere on 4/13/2019 at the Jamesport Meeting House in Jamesport, NY. The performers were MPP music associate Muneko Otani (violin), and MPP director Magdalena Stern-Baczewska (piano).