Opportunities

In addition to the many opportunities offered by the Columbia University Music Performance Program, there are also various outside-of-MPP opportunities offered through our page. Check back regularly for the latest listings.

 

Columbia Associate Faculty Amir Elsaffar

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This merit scholarship awards funds to Columbia students who wish to study an instrument not offered on our current roster.  Students can also use this award to study with a teacher who is not a Columbia Music Associate. Auditions for the Dolan Prize occur during the chamber music/lesson auditions during the first week of classes.

 

Audition Requirements:

  • Sealed letter of recommendation from your instructor with details of their lesson fee per hour due by the end of the change-of-program-period.
  • Prepare two contrasting pieces or movements to showcase your technical and musical abilities.
  • Priority is given to Columbia College students who wish to study an instrument not represented at the College.
  • You should already have studied with this teacher for 6 months prior to auditioning for the Dolan Prize.  
  • You must be a participant of the Music Performance Program (one year commitment) in order to receive funding.

 

AUDITION SIGN UPS WILL BE AVAILABLE IN LATE AUGUST 2020

AUDITION SIGN UP

 


 

 

Thanks to the generosity of Columbia College alumnus Richard Rapaport, students can receive funding to study at a summer music festival of their choice!

Auditions are open only to Columbia College (Barnard, GS, and SEAS not eligible) instrumentalists, vocalists, composers, and conductors. PRIORITY GIVEN to those who have played an active role in the Music Performance Program. Students registered in the Undergraduate Composition class in the Fall or Spring semester of the current academic year are also eligible. Both jazz and classical musicians are encouraged to audition.

*FOR 2020, APPLICATIONS WILL BE ELECTRONICALLY SUBMITTED TO:

DR. MAGDALENA STERN-BACZEWSKA, mb3713 [at] columbia.edu 

APPLICATIONS ARE DUE ON MONDAY APRIL 20, 2020 AT 4:59PM

*Please note that graduating seniors are not eligible for this fellowship.

Audition Requirements

  • Prepare two contrasting works or movements to showcase your technical and music abilities.
  • Any festival brochures or materials with pertinent information regarding tuition.
  • A  letter of recommendation from your teacher emailed to Magdalena Stern-Baczewska, mb3713 [at] columbia.edu

  • A letter of acceptance from the festival, which also states the funds needed. If you do not yet have a letter of acceptance, we ask that you send it as soon as you hear. Funds released only after confirmation of acceptance.
  • Proof of application will also be considered from applicants who have not yet received acceptance from summer festivals, as long as the application has been made prior to the audition. The festival should have a strong international reputation and competitive criteria for acceptance.
  • Composers should sign up for an audition spot and prepare two original scores and audio recording of piece sent to Magdalena Stern-Baczewska mb3713 [at] columbia.edu

Audition Sign-up

Mid Day Music is a recital series that features Music Performance Program students who have shown commitment and dedication to the advancement of their musical passions here in the Columbia community.  Weekly one hour lunch time recitals taking place at the Faculty House Garden Room are by request and approval of the Director of the MPP.  Teacher recommendation and approval may be necessary.  

If you would like to perform on the Mid Day Music Recital Series, please email Beth Pratt bp2413 [at] columbia.edu

 

MID-DAY MUSIC @ COLUMBIA RECITAL SERIES 

Registered chamber music ensembles of the Music Performance Program are invited to audition for the opportunity to perform at the distinguished Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall each spring.  A small number of ensembles in good standing in the MPP are invited to perform through a selective audition process by a panel of judges. This is a wonderful and rare opportunity for students to perform on a world-renowned stage in the heart of New York City.  

Carnegie Hall

 

Currently registered chamber ensembles! Carnegie Hall audition sign-ups are available 

Audition date for 2021, TBD

Performance date for 2021, TBD

Sign-up for an audition HERE

 

Audition Requirements: 

- Only currently registered chamber groups with MPP can audition

- Audition must be IN PERSON; no video submissions 

- The piece you wish to perform must be played in the audition and be up to 10 minutes

- Your entire ensemble must be available on the day of the concert