fall 2022 Auditions now closed
(except for collegium musicum)
Please check back before the Fall 2023 semester starts for audition information for the 2023-2024 academic year.
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 LESSONS AND ENSEMBLES
Classical (for those auditioning for lessons* and ensembles, including Master Class): two contrasting pieces
CUO: one short solo work
Jazz: two jazz standards
* To sign up for piano lessons, please visit 109/110 dodge Hall on Wednesday, Sept 7th and Thursday, Sept 8th from 10am to 2pm for interview with instructors.
**For the Gagaku Ensemble Please contact Alicia "Lish" Lindsey, al4166 [at] columbia.edu.
Meets on Thursdays in 112 Dodge Hall from 5:30-7pm
**For Koto, please contact Yumi Kurosawa, yk2971 [at] columbia.edu
Koto meets on Thursdays in 112 Dodge Hall from 4-5:30pm
**For Shakuhachi, please email Elizabeth Brown, eb3442 [at] columbia.edu
Shakuhachi meets on Thursdays in 112 Dodge Hall from 2:30-4pm
The Klezmer ensemble will return in the Fall of 2022. Please reach out to Jeff Warschauer at jfw2102 [at] columbia.edu. The Klezmer Ensemble meets on Wednesday evenings. (time TBD)
ARAB Music Ensemble:
Please email instructor, Taoufik Ben-Amor, tb46 [at] columbia.edu
Class meets on Fridays in 814 Dodge Hall at 10am
Please email instructor James Kerr, jlk2001 [at] columbia.edu. Class meets in 112 Dodge Hall on Mondays from 5-6:30pm.
Please sign up for an audition for the jazz program if you are interested in joining the Afro-Cuban ensemble.
The 2022-2023 director of Collegium Musicum is Liz Kiger. Their email is elk2155 [at] columbia.edu.
Monday 9/12 5:30-7:30 814 Dodge Hall
Monday 9/12 7:30-9:00 622 Dodge Hall
Tuesday 9/13 8:30-9:30 622 Dodge Hall
Sign up here:
Rehearsals for Fall semester will take place on Monday evenings, 7:30 - 9:30pm.
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. ( we do not accept petitions)
- 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.