Music Performance Program at Columbia University

Music Performance Program at Columbia University

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Call for Musicians!

Hello MPP! My name is James Pecore, and I'm a composer-lyricist at Columbia University.

As of late for my English Literature/Music Composition interdisciplinary work, I have finished composing three different scenes from Greek Myth (The Iliad, Sappho, and The Odyssey), set for vocalists with Piano Quartet. While the first two pieces have already been recorded (Sunlight and Moonlight), the three pieces have never been premiered in a concert setting and the third piece (Starlight) has never been performed/recorded/heard.

With my own troupe of vocalists from The New Opera Workshop and Barnard-Columbia Chamber Chorus, I would love to present a concert in April featuring these three pieces and other pieces by undergraduate Columbia composers. Are there any string trios (Violin 1, Violin 2, Viola, Cello) interested?

We would rehearse and record Starlight during the rest of February. This recording will be featured on my non-for-profit, March compositional album "Echoes."

During March, we would rehearse the whole suite and prepare for public performance of these pieces (and potentially other pieces by other undergraduate Columbia composers like Mac Waters and Forrest Eimold).

Many thanks!,
James Pecore
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Hey everybody! I'm Alex Gibson, a sophomore in CC studying Political Science. I am also the student brand manager for Red Bull at Columbia. I just wanted to let your organization know that Red Bull Music Festival is coming back to NYC this May. Red Bull Music Festival is the 'crown jewel' of Red Bull culture marketing in the U.S. and includes many niche concerts and live talks. Below is the link for information on all the shows. Of course, if you have any questions about RBMF, don't hesitate to reach out to me. Hope to see some of you there and thanks for your time!
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MPP.music.columbia.edu Under the direction of Magdalena Stern-Baczewska, the Music Performance Program is an oasis for Columbia University students who wish to pursue their passions for music within the academic setting.

Participating students usually major in various disciplines aside from music. The Music Performance Program offers music instruction with world-renowned musicians, as well as performance opportunities at premier New York City venues, such as Carnegie Hall, Alice Tully Hall, and Symphony Space. Visit mpp.music.columbia.edu for more information about the program.

Operating as usual

02/18/2022

Congratulations to Ian Yan and Friends for a fantastic concert and a completely packed house!

02/18/2022

Ian Yan and Friends Midday Music

Ian Yan - Piano
Aidan Speckhard - Drums
Timmy Stabler- Bass
Stephanie Chow- Guitar
Ben Wolstein - Trumpet
Luke Xue - Alto Sax
Jackie Chu- Vocals

Fried Pies - Wes Montgomery

So Near, So Far - Tony Crombie, Benny Green

Crazy Race - The RH Factor

I'm Not So Sure - Roy Hargrove

Fukai Aiio - Barry
Harris

Rush - Yoko Kanno

Spacewalk - Ian Yan

Every Summertime - NIKI

02/16/2022

Concert reminder! This Friday at 1pm! Ian Yan and Friends perform live at Faculty House for our Mid Day Jazz series. Free and open to the public. Proof of vaccination and mask required!
Join us!!

02/16/2022

Great Summer Internship/Jobs - 2022

Camp Winadu is offering summer paid summer internships as part of the Camp Band in piano and drums. These separate positions include both playing in the band and teaching campers the fundamentals of both instruments. The positions pay a salary, travel plus all housing & meals and are outdoors. For this reason, I wanted to reach out and see if you could forward the information below your students who may be interested in either of these summer opportunities. https://www.campwinadu.com/video/
SALARY + TRAVEL + HOUSING + MEALS INCLUDED
Apply at https://campwinadu.wufoo.com/forms/q9183yq1tb5k7c/

Great Summer Internship/Jobs - 2022 Great Outdoor Summer Jobs - Internships Available Salary - Travel Paid - Housing & Meals Included

02/10/2022

🎼Mid-day music returns tomorrow at 1:00 pm!🎼

🎹Brian Paick, Haochen Li, Janet Phang, and Gabriela Benyas, will perform selections from Beethoven, Ravel, Weissenberg, and Bach. Join us in person (RSVP below), or watch the live stream on facebook! Free and open to the public 🎹

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/mid-day-music-tickets-257096742277

Music Performance Program at Columbia University

02/06/2022

Musical Mentors Collaborative is a nonprofit that provides free music instruction to students who would not otherwise have access to private lessons, addressing structural inequities in music education. See how you can contribute your talent to musical-mentors.org 

02/04/2022

Join the Center for Jazz Studies Friday, February 11th from 7:00-9:00pm for a special virtual listening session and discussion of Duke Ellington's classic "Such Sweet Thunder." Three of our MPP jazz students, Stephanie Chow, Paul Torres, and Andrew Yan, will be playing at the event!

02/02/2022

Mid-Day Music returns this semester! Starting at Columbia Maison Française Friday, February 11th. All with proof of vaccination and a mask are welcome. More coming soon!

Photos from Music Performance Program at Columbia University's post 01/27/2022

Stay tuned for our upcoming Mid-Day Music series this semester:

Mid Day Jazz series at Faculty House, Columbia University:
Feb 18th
March 11th
April 22nd
1-2pm

Mid Day Chamber Music series at Columbia Maison Française:
Feb 11th
Feb 25th
March 25th
April 8th
1-2pm

All events are free and open to Columbia students, Faculty and Staff
with a green pass and CU ID.

MORE INFO COMING SOON

01/21/2022

Wish to share your love of music with a child? Musical Mentors Collaborative is a music education nonprofit that provides free, one-on-one music instruction to students who wouldn’t otherwise have access to private lessons. Founded in 2009 by students at Columbia University, Musical Mentors Collaborative began as a small group of volunteer musicians—both amateurs and aspiring professionals—teaching free private lessons to elementary school students in Morningside Heights. MMC was incorporated as a 501(c)(3) non-profit in 2011, and in the following years, established chapters at NYU, Queens College, Boston University, and Binghamton University. Since 2009, our volunteer instructors have collectively taught nearly 8,000 private lessons to hundreds of students.

When COVID-19 pandemic hit, we designed a teaching artist program that pays emergency grant relief to exceptionally accomplished musicians whose careers and income were impacted by the crisis, and deploys them as private music tutors to MMC students. We moved our lessons from classrooms to Zoom, and with the support of companies like Logitech and Blue Mics, invested in quality enhancements to the virtual learning environment. We also expanded our student outreach to include youth homelessness shelters and supportive housing networks, and began offering free instruments to any MMC student who needed one.

Today, our collaborative includes musicians, educators, and university students; homelessness shelters, supportive housing networks, and low-income Title I schools. Our volunteers and staff fall in a diverse pool of professions such as law, medicine, social work, finance, technology, and arts administration. MMC's goal is to rally music-lovers across our community, and use that resource to build novel educational infrastructure that serves our next generation of musicians.

MMC wants to sincerely invite Columbia students to join us on our adventure and provide PS 145 students with musical lessons! A parent once said "we can not afford $110 per private class, I wish we could...but my daughter had the opportunity to study with one of MMC's mentors last year and she enjoyed the lessons a lot. She loves music and we believe she will benefit from playing the instrument! We really hope that this year, we will be able to make music as well!"

01/20/2022

Vocalist Christine Correa along with her collaborators Sam Newsome, Michael Sarin, Kim Cass and Andrew Boudreau present the rarely performed compositions
of percussionist Max Roach. The music is drawn from Roach’s Freedom Now Suite and Percussion Bitter Sweet recordings of the 1960’s from a period in Roach’s career when he was deeply engaged in the struggle for civil rights and freedoms. The original recordings featured the powerful voice of Abbey Lincoln and Oscar Brown Jr’s lyrics. These pieces were created at a specific time in the nation’s history and the music was a reflection of a movement. The musical content and the texts/poems speak
truths to the present realities of race relations and politics in America as much as they did in the 1960’s. It is for this reason that they have decided to resurrect these pieces and believe that it is highly relevant to recognize and celebrate this music specifically and Max Roach’s significant contribution to the American cultural landscape and society in general. The evening will be introduced by Prof. Robert O’Meally who is the Director of the Columbia University Center for Jazz Studies.

01/18/2022

If you want to participate in the MPP this Spring and didn't get a chance to audition last Fall, TODAY is your chance! Sign up at https://mpp.music.columbia.edu/auditions

01/13/2022

The Barnard-Columbia Theatre Department is looking for 8 student musicians for the following musical-theater piece;
Fun Home, Book & Lyrics by Lisa Kron, Music by Jeanine Tesori, based on the graphic novel by Alison Bechdel; Directed by Lisa Rothe

Performances are March 3, 4, and 5 at 8 pm; March 5 at 3 pm

Inspired by Alison Bechdel’s best-selling graphic novel, in this moving drama Alison recounts her upbringing with her brilliant and volatile father–a man whose secrets defined the family­–while discovering her own sexuality. A refreshingly honest and intimate musical, Fun Home leads diverse audiences on a provocative journey toward acceptance and understanding.

Players (8 Total):

Reed 1 (Flute/Clarinet*/Bass Clr.*/Sax.*)

Reed 2 (English Horn/Clarinet*/Sax.*)

Acoustic & Electric Guitar

Violin + Viola

Cello

Upright Bass & Electric Bass

Drums / Percussion

Please submit Video Auditions via YouTube featuring one piece of your best repertoire by Saturday, January 22nd to Shoshana ([email protected]) and James ([email protected]). We will reach out with further information over a Zoom session.

TSOM 01/13/2022

TSOM

New original composition and video by our jazz bass faculty Leo Traversa. More coming soon!

"This song was one of the first projects I worked on during the lockdown last year. It was born out of an idea that Mary Gatchell and I had to make a record of Broadway tunes in different world music styles. This was the first song that came out of that idea. I'd like to dedicate this to friends and family, remembering how music was such an important aspect of our home life, from my mom singing show tunes with my sister at the piano, my grandmother singing opera and soprano in the church choir and my brother, sister and I looking forward to buying our next 45's to listen to in the basement. The video also pays tribute to the countries represented by the musicians who performed on the track: USA, Italy, India, Haiti, Suriname and Malaysia, the home lands of Mary, Falu, Emeline, A.T.N., Steve and myself. I hope you enjoy our music. If you enjoy the music and video, please consider donating to a school, music organization, community center or any place that is teaching music to kids and passing it on to future generations."

TSOM This song was one of the first projects I worked on during the lockdown last year. It was born out of an idea that Mary Gatchell and I had to make a record o...

"Moro, lasso" - Carlo Gesualdo | Nikki Pet, clarinet 01/13/2022

"Moro, lasso" - Carlo Gesualdo | Nikki Pet, clarinet

Check out this beautiful animation of Gesualdo's "Moro, Lasso" from MPP alumni Nikki Pet!

"Moro, lasso" - Carlo Gesualdo | Nikki Pet, clarinet If you enjoyed this performance, be sure to like this video and subscribe to this channel for more!"Moro, lasso" is a madrigal composed by Carlo Gesualdo (15...

Auditions 01/13/2022

Auditions

The Music Performance Program and the Louis Armstrong Jazz Performance Program will hold spring auditions for participation in ensembles and private lessons. If you auditioned in the Fall, you DO NOT need to audition this Spring. Please share with any Columbia student musicians who would like to participate!
Chamber auditions via Zoom on Tuesday, Jan 18th 4-6pm. Jazz auditions via Zoom on Wednesday, Jan 19th 4-6pm.

Auditions Spring 2022 AUDITIONS January 18th and 19thJazz Signups Classical SignupsAuditions will be via ZOOM CHAMBER AUDITIONS:Tuesday, January 18th, 4:00pm-6:00pmMeeting ID 918 8071 0291Passcode: MPPchamber JAZZ AUDITIONS:Wednesday, January 19th, 4:00pm-6:00pmMeeting ID 931 6037 6013Passcode: MPPjazz *class...

Midori & Friends 01/10/2022

Midori & Friends

A job opportunity from Midori and Friends!

Midori & Friends Midori & Friends provides high quality music education programs to underserved children in New York City's public school system.

Auditions 01/07/2022

Auditions

The Music Performance Program and the Louis Armstrong Jazz Performance Program will hold spring auditions for participation in ensembles and private lessons. If you auditioned in the Fall, you DO NOT need to audition this Spring. Please share with any Columbia student musicians who would like to participate!
Chamber auditions via Zoom on Tuesday, Jan 18th 4-6pm. Jazz auditions via Zoom on Wednesday, Jan 19th 4-6pm.

Auditions Spring 2022 AUDITIONS January 18th and 19thJazz Signups Classical SignupsAuditions will be via ZOOM CHAMBER AUDITIONS:Tuesday, January 18th, 4:00pm-6:00pmMeeting ID 918 8071 0291Passcode: MPPchamber JAZZ AUDITIONS:Wednesday, January 19th, 4:00pm-6:00pmMeeting ID 931 6037 6013Passcode: MPPjazz *class...

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