Music Performance Program Director: Deborah Bradley-Kramer, 618 Dodge; 854-1257; email@example.com
Departmental Office: 621 Dodge; 854-3825
Coordinator of Musicianship
Associates in Music Performance
Associates in Music Performance (continued)
The Columbia major in music provides the aspiring musician or scholar with a wide range of ways of thinking about music (performance-related, theoretical, historical, cultural, and compositional) while enabling students to concentrate on the aspects of music that interest them the most-from popular and world musics to computer music. One of the fascinations of the discipline of music is that there is hardly any field of inquiry that it cannot connect with. In the Medieval period, for example, music was grouped with arithmetic, geometry, and astronomy as part of the Quadrivium, not as one of the arts. Our faculty engage in cultural studies (ethnomusicology), connect with faculty in other departments (i.e., English, Philosophy, and Psychology), engage with current literary theory, and are on the cutting edge of technological change. Students who have a passion for music in any of the following areas—performance, music history, composition, or ethnography—and have already developed basic skills in one or more of them 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, contact Deborah Bradley-Kramer, director of the Music Performance Program, in 618 Dodge, 854-1257. The website is http://www.music.columbia.edu/mpp.Students with questions about the Columbia-Juilliard programs should consult the Special Programs section of this bulletin or contact Lindsay R. Dussing, 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
Students who wish to receive course credit may register for these courses as listed.
World Music Ensembles
Ana Maria Ochoa, Director
See the Music Performance Web site for audition information and description of activities.
Piano practice rooms in Broadway and East Campus dormitories may be reserved, at a nominal fee, upon application to the Music Department in 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 firstcome, 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 the senior year. A formal written proposal is required. Normally no more than 10 percent of the graduating majors in the department each year may receive departmental honors.