MPP Weekly Announcements (Nov. 1, 2011)

Music Performance Program Weekly Newsletter (Nov. 1, 2011)

CONCERTS AND EVENTS
--November 3, 2011
Songs of Innocence: Works by Bach, Vivaldi, Vaughn Williams, Poulenc, and Richard Pearson Thomas (premier) performed by Jeanne Goffi-Fynn, Dwight Manning, Nicole Becker, Jocelyn Stewart, and Richard Pearson Thomas
7PM, Milbank Chapel, 525 W. 120th St. btw Broadway and Amsterdam

--November 4, 2011
Ramin Arjomand: Fall Solo Piano Concert
Composer/pianist Ramin Arjomand presents an original all-improvisation program
8PM, Sulzberger Parlor, Barnard College, FREE

--November 4, 2011
CU Free Jazz Ensemble
Come down and experience the sonic universe of the Columbia University Free Jazz Ensemble, with wild harmonic and melodic content by Corey Dansereau (trumpet), Carl Majeau (sax), and Ben Caine (piano); sonic booms by Max Gorelick (guitar) and Caitlin Kelliher (bass); rhythmic refraction by Ian Marsanyi (drums), and Adam Reis (drums). Directed by Ole Mathisen.
8:30PM, Dodge 112, FREE

--November 11, 2011
Songs of Innocence: Works by Bach, Vivaldi, Vaughn Williams, Poulenc, and Richard Pearson Thomas (premier) performed by Jeanne Goffi-Fynn, Dwight Manning, Nicole Becker, Jocelyn Stewart, and Richard Pearson Thomas
10:30AM, Milbank Chapel, 525 W. 120th St. btw Broadway and Amsterdam

--November 13, 2011
Aspects of Orpheus, Holly Druckman's (CC'12) Senior Thesis
Each of these three concert-lectures will explore how the myths surrounding the Orpheus figure have been depicted in music across history. The first concert will include works of Monteverdi, Gluck and Debussy, among others, performed by Columbia students.
4PM, 301 Philosophy Hall, FREE

--November 16, 2011
BCJ/MPP Joint Concert
Students in the Barnard-Columbia-Juilliard Exchange Program and the Music Performance Program collaborate
7PM, Miller Theatre, FREE

--November 18, 2011
Voice Ensemble Concert
7:30PM, 301 Philosophy Hall, FREE

MPP Weekly Announcements (October 25, 2011)

Music Performance Program Weekly Newsletter, October 25th, 2011
CONCERTS AND EVENTS
-- October 29, 2011
Columbia Classical Performers Halloween Concert
Works by Beethoven, Debussy, Haydn, Ravel, Shostakovich, and Vivaldi
Artwork from the Artist's Society will be on display, and homemade baked goods will be available, including pumpkin pie
7:30PM, 301 Philosophy Hall, FREE

-- October 31, 2011
Voice Ensemble Concert
7:30PM, 301 Philosophy Hall, FREE

-- November 4, 2011
Ramin Arjomand: Fall Solo Piano Concert
Composer/pianist Ramin Arjomand presents an original all-improvisation program
8PM, Sulzberger Parlor, Barnard College, FREE

-- November 4, 2011
CU Free Jazz Ensemble
Come down and experience the sonic universe of the Columbia University Free Jazz Ensemble, with wild harmonic and melodic content by Corey Dansereau (trumpet), Carl Majeau (sax), and Ben Caine (piano); sonic booms by Max Gorelick (guitar) and Caitlin Kelliher (bass); rhythmic refraction by Ian Marsanyi (drums), and Adam Reis (drums). Directed by Ole Mathisen.
8:30PM, Dodge 112, FREE

-- November 13, 2011
Aspects of Orpheus, Holly Druckman's (CC'12) Senior Thesis
Each of these three concert-lectures will explore how the myths surrounding the Orpheus figure have been depicted in music across history. The first concert will include works of Monteverdi, Gluck and Debussy, among others, performed by Columbia students.
4PM, 301 Philosophy Hall, FREE

-- November 16, 2011
BCJ/MPP Joint Concert
Students in the Barnard-Columbia-Juilliard Exchange Program and the Music Performance Program collaborate
7PM, Miller Theatre, FREE

MPP Weekly Announcements (October 19, 2011)

Music Performance Program Weekly Announcements, Oct. 19 2011

Digital Music Lab Information Sessions (Oct. 7, 12, & 21, Registration Required)

The Music & Arts Library will offer 3 info sessions in October on the resources of the
Digital Music Lab. They will provide an overview of the available software and hardware
in the Lab, and highlight some sample projects & applications. Software includes Finale,
Sibelius, Logic Pro, Audacity, Amadeus Pro, MacGamut, and the recent additions of
Max/MSP, Ableton Live, Audiosculpt, Open Music, SPEAR and Transcribe!.

Sessions will be offered on:
    * Friday, 10/7, 1-2:30pm
    * Wednesday, 10/12, 1-2:30 pm
    * Friday, 10/21, 2-3:30 pm

Sessions are open to all full-time students, faculty, and staff. Registration is required, and is available at:

http://library.columbia.edu/indiv/music/music_lab/musiclabtrainings.html

The Digital Music Lab home page is at:
http://library.columbia.edu/indiv/music/music_lab.html

Music & Arts Library
Columbia University, 701 Dodge Hall
212-854-8523 (voice)

Important Announcement for Prospective Graduate Applicants in Ethnomusicology

The Department of Music would like to make prospective applicants to our PhD program in Ethnomusicology aware of the following announcement:

The graduate program in Ethnomusicology in the Department of Music at Columbia University will admit its next incoming cohort for the 2013-2014 academic year, with applications reviewed beginning in December 2012. The program in Ethnomusicology is not admitting a cohort for  2012-2013 and is therefore not accepting applications in the current (2011) cycle. 

For more information about the graduate program in ethnomusicology, see ethnocenter.org.

For questions regarding the 2012 admissions cycle, contact Professor Lila Ellen Gray (leg2114@columbia.edu).

MPP Weekly Announcements (October 4, 2011)

The CU Music Performance Program:
Office Hours: Tuesday-Friday, 12:00 to 5:00PM in 618 Dodge
Email: mpp@columbia.edu   Phone: (212) 854-1257
Website: www.music.columbia.edu/mpp/

Weekly Announcements, Oct. 4, 2011

Position Announcement: Two 2-Year Mellon Postdoctoral Teaching Fellowships in Music

Announcement: Two 2-Year Mellon Postdoctoral Teaching Fellowships in Music

The Columbia University Department of Music invites applications for Mellon Postdoctoral Teaching Fellowships for a period of two years, to begin July 1, 2012.  Ph.D. or equivalent required; at the time of appointment candidates must be within four and one-half (4.5) years from the date of certification of the degree.  

Candidates will be expected to sustain an active research and publication agenda and participate in the academic life of the Department of Music; teaching includes one class per semester in Columbia's Core Curriculum, and one class in the candidate's area of specialization during the second year of appointment.  Review of applications begins November 10, 2011.  For more information and to apply, please visit:

https://academicjobs.columbia.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=55294.

Columbia University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer.

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MPP Weekly Announcements (Sept. 26, 2011)

Music Performance Program -- Weekly Newsletter, Sept. 27, 2011

For more information visit:
http://music.columbia.edu/mpp/calendar

October 2, 2011
Spring Overlook Concerts
French Cookin' Blues Band
2PM, 116th St. Overlook (on the middle level of Riverside Park)
For more info, visit www.riversideparkfund.org

October 18, 2011
Music Humanities Presentations
Daedalus Quartet plays Beethoven's "Harp" Quartet, Op. 74
10:35AM, 301 Philosophy Hall

October 19, 2011
Music Humanities Presentations
Daedalus Quartet plays Beethoven's "Harp" Quartet, Op. 74
9:10AM and 10:35AM, 301 Philosophy Hall

October 19, 2011
"Night of the Living Daed"
Daedalus Quartet performs quartets by Haydn and Dvorak
10PM-12AM, 301 Philosophy Hall

Miles Davis (Grad Seminar)

Course Information

CU Directory Course Number: 
MUSI G8610
Points/Credits: 
3
Instructor: 
John Szwed

Miles Davis
MUSI G8610
#27035
Prof. John Szwed
 

Miles Davis is one of the five or six most important figures in the history of jazz. This course provides a survey of the life and music of Davis, examining the social history and musical traditions that shaped his work, and exploring his influence on music, performance, literature and other arts.

Important Announcement for all Students: New Music Lesson Fees for 2011-12

Dear Columbia/Barnard Music Students

Beginning in the fall semester of the 2011-12 academic year, the Music Performance Program will begin charging a supplemental fee of $500 per semester for individual instrumental lessons taken at Columbia, and a supplemental fee of $1,000 per semester for individual vocal lessons taken at Barnard. This letter provides more details about this policy. The fee applies only to private instrumental and vocal lessons offered through the MPP, not to ensemble participation or the Columbia University Orchestra.

Lesson eligibility requirements remain unchanged.  Only students enrolled in an undergraduate program at Columbia University or Barnard College, or graduate students in Music, may participate in competitive auditions for a limited number of lesson placements for the coming academic year. However, we will now require everyone who wants to take private lessons at Columbia to (re)audition at the beginning of each year.  Audition sign-up sheets will be available on the door of 618 Dodge approximately two weeks before the first day of classes in the fall semester. Signing up for an annual audition is strictly the student's responsibility.  Failure to do so will mean loss of eligibility for lessons for that year. Students who want to take vocal lessons at Barnard and who have passed the audition will not have to (re)audition at the beginning of each year.