Director of Undergraduate Studies: Prof. Walter Frisch, 613 Dodge; 854-1256; firstname.lastname@example.org
Music Humanities Chair: Prof. Elaine Sisman, 604 Dodge; 854-7728; email@example.com
Music Performance Program Acting Director: Prof. Giuseppe Gerbino, 621 Dodge; 854-6299; firstname.lastname@example.org
Departmental Office: 621 Dodge; 854-3825
Coordinator of Musicianship
Associates in Music Performance
Associates in Music Performance (continued)
The music major provides aspiring musicians and/or scholars with a wide range of ways to think about music (performance-related, theoretical, historical, cultural, and compositional) and to concentrate on the aspects of music that most interest them—from popular and world music to computer music. Our faculty engage in cultural studies (i.e., ethnomusicology) and with current literary theory, connect with faculty of other departments (i.e., English, Philosophy, and Psychology), and are on the cutting edge of technological change. Students who have a passion for music and who have already developed basic skills in areas including performance, music history, composition, or ethnography, should consider a major in music.
The department grants 3 credits for a score of 5 on the AP Music Theory exam along with exemption from MUSI V1002. Exemption from MUSI V2318-V2319 is determined by departmental exam. The department grants 3 credits for a score of 4 on the AP Music Theory exam, but the student is not entitled to any exemptions.
For information on auditions, registration, and other aspects of performance not included below, visit http://www.music.columbia.edu/mpp or contact Prof. Giuseppe Gerbino, acting director of the Music Performance Program, in 618 Dodge, 854-1257. Students with questions about the Columbia-Juilliard programs should consult Special Programs in this bulletin or contact Rebecca Shiavo, 851-9478.
Individual lessons on instruments listed under Courses of Instruction may be taken for one half hour per week for 1 point of credit or one full hour for 2 points.
Participation in the following ensembles is open to all members of the University community. Students who wish to receive course credit may register for these courses as listed.
World Music Ensembles – Ana Maria Ochoa, Director
See Music Performance website for audition and activity information.
Piano practice rooms in the Broadway and East Campus dormitories may be reserved, at a nominal fee, upon application to the Music Department, 621 Dodge. Applications should be made during the second week of classes. Schapiro Hall has seven “walk-in” practice rooms that are assigned on a first-come, first-served basis. The organ studio in St. Paul’s Chapel is available for organ practice. Arrangements should be made with the associate in organ performance during the first week of classes.
Courses in which a grade of D or lower has been received do not count toward the major or concentration requirements.
For departmental honors, see the director of undergraduate studies during the first week of the first semester of senior year. A formal written proposal is required. Normally no more than 10% of the graduating majors in the department each year may receive departmental honors.