Auditions for the fall 2022 semester will be held September 5th-9th
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*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 jazz standards
* To sign up for piano lessons, please visit 618 Dodge on January 18th and 19th between 10am - 2pm
**For the Gagaku Ensemble Please contact Alicia "Lish" Lindsey, al4166 [at] columbia.edu.
Meets on Thursdays in 112 Dodge Hall from 6-7:30pm
**For Koto, please contact Yumi Kurosawa, yk2971 [at] columbia.edu
Koto meets on Thursdays in 112 Dodge Hall from 3-4:30pm
**For Shakuhachi, please email Elizabeth Brown, eb3442 [at] columbia.edu
Shakuhachi meets on Thursdays in 112 Dodge Hall from 4:30-6pm
The Klezmer ensemble will return in the Fall of 2022.
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
Please sign up for an audition for the jazz program if you are interested in joining the Brazilian ensemble
Rehearsals for Spring semester will take place on Monday evenings, 7:30 - 9:30pm, beginning on Jan 24th.
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.