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.

World Premiere of Peter Susser's Early Midsummer Given by Magdalena Stern-Baczewska and Muneko Otani

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).