In this last newsletter of the semester we share the highlights of our student performances, lovingly put together from the distance. We also look back at the events we shared with you this past Spring, including the virtual masterclass with New York Philharmonic’s Rebecca Young, and jazz artists Matt Garrison, Miguel Zenon, and Ingrid Jensen. As we celebrate new beginnings through the partnership with Emeritus Professors in Columbia groups (EPIC), we also bid a final farewell to MPP’s long-time music associate and a world-renowned harpsichordist, Kenneth Cooper. Together with the graduating class of 2021, we celebrate their achievements and wish them continued success in the new chapter of their lives.
Magdalena Stern-Baczewska has received the Culture, Science and Education Initiative Grant from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Poland.
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!