Ensembles

AUDITIONS (REQUIRED)

ALL returning students are required to audition in  for participation in the MPP during the academic year. 

  • Classical Lessons and Chamber Ensemble Auditions: September 6th & 8th 2022
  • Jazz Lessons and Ensemble Auditions: September 7th (Instrumental) & 9th (Vocal) 2022
  • Columbia University Orchestra Auditions: TBD
  • World Music Ensembles: Speak with Instructor at first class meeting
  • Piano Lesson Interviews: September 6th and 7th 2022 (from 10am-2pm in 109/110 Dodge Hall) 
    *Pianists interested in chamber music MUST audition.

 

Audition Requirements

 

Classical:

  • Instrumentalists should prepare two contrasting pieces or movements from solo repertoire.You will also be asked to demonstrate your sight reading skills.

Jazz:

  • Instrumentalists should prepare two jazz standards (a rhythm section will be provided to accompany auditions).
  • You will also be asked to demonstrate your sight reading and improvisational skills.Vocalists should prepare two selections to show interpretative abilities (improvisation optional).
  • Please provide a clear lead sheet with chord changes for the accompanist (a pianist is provided).

Orchestra: 

  • Short solo of choice. This may be a short piece, or an excerpt of a longer piece. Your chosen piece should be indicative of your ability to move around your instrument, as well as the quality of your sound.

AUDITION SIGN-UP 


REGISTRATION

All accepted MPP students must register for lessons and ensembles by the change-of-program period to continue their participation that semester.  Petitioning students must notify MPP staff prior to this deadline. ​

Membership in CHAMBER ENSEMBLES is a TWO-SEMESTER (2) commitment for the 2021-2022 academic year. All admitted students must register for their assigned class FOR CREDIT ​by the change-of-program period deadline.

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