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.
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 a live audition, during the first week of classes.
If you are interested in taking music lessons for credit, joining an MPP classical or jazz ensemble, or joining CUO, you must (re)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.