Music Performance at Columbia University

Summer 2013 -- The Music Performance Program and Jazz Performance Program have a new website!  The site is still in development over the summer, so not all features are working.  Let us know what you think!

The Music Performance Program of Columbia University (MPP) seeks to enable students to develop as musicians within the academic setting of Columbia, by providing and facilitating opportunities for musical instruction, participation, and performance.  (Sign up for a weekly email listing all MPP-sponsored concerts and events, ticket discounts, and performance opportunities by sending an email to )


The Louis Armstrong Jazz Performance Program, directed by Professor Chris Washburne, offers both undergraduate and graduate students jazz performance experience and private lessons. To learn more about Jazz programs at Columbia University, please visit the Jazz at Columbia page.

The Columbia University Orchestra gives students the opportunity to perform in an ensemble of the most challenging nature possible. Performing several concerts per year, the CUO draws members from the entire Columbia community.

World Music Ensembles -- The MPP, the LAJP, the Center for Ethnomusicology, and the Institute for Medieval Japanese Studies sponsor several world music ensembles.  For 2009-10, the offering includes the Lion in the Grass bluegrass ensemble, the Klezmer ensemble, the Japanese Gagaku, and a Latin music ensemble. For more information, please visit the website of the Center for Ethnomusicology.


The Music Performance Program:
Prof. Magdalena Stern-Baczewska

Phone: (212) 854-1257