FALL 2021 AUDITIONS
Please keep checking for updates as we receive guidance from the University regarding the format of music instruction this Fall.
Instrumental: Wednesday, September 8th, 2021
Vocal: Friday, SEPTeMBER 10th, 2021
Thursday, SEPTEMBER 9th, 2021
*classical lessons and ensembles
Admission to the MPP is based on the level of performance skill demonstrated in the audition, and the availability of openings in the various performing areas.
Classical (for those auditioning for lessons* and ensembles, including Master Class): two contrasting pieces
CUO: one short solo work
Jazz: two pieces, to be played solo, or with virtual accompaniment
* To sign up for piano lessons, please email Michael Skelly, ms51 [at] columbia.edu or Dmitry Alexeev, da2695 [at] columbia.edu
**For the Gagaku Ensemble Please contact Alicia "Lish" Lindsey, al4166 [at] columbia.edu.
Jazz Ensembles and Columbia University Orchestra (CUO) require a separate audition.
Registration for lessons and ensembles will be available only to students who have been admitted to MPP through an audition.
If you are interested in taking music lessons for credit, joining an MPP classical or jazz ensemble, or joining CUO, you must audition for placement.
- NOTE: Please make sure you are under the credit limit when you are auditioning / registering. You won't be eligible to participate in the MPP otherwise.
- Auditions are held only for enrolled undergraduates at Columbia University. Prospective students interested in applying to Columbia College, the Fu Foundation School of Engineering and Applied Science, Barnard College, or the School of General Studies should visit our FAQ.