AUDITIONS FOR THE ACADEMIC YEAR 2021-2022 will be:
Wednesday, September 15 - Jazz, 11:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Friday, September 17 - Jazz singing, 23: 00-15: 00
Online registration will be possible at the end of August.
Since its inception in 2001, the Louis Armstrong Jazz Performance Program (LAJPP) has grown rapidly. This lively program now includes seventeen jazz ensembles, fourteen talented professional jazz musicians offering private tuition and ensemble coaching, a guest master's program, courses in jazz improvisation and composition, and a special focus on jazz. Students have numerous opportunities for jazz performances, both on and off campus.
Columbia's strength is its interdisciplinary approach to jazz science, and the LAJPP is a central part of a larger mission that understands jazz as music without borders and ultimately without borders and as a mode for integrating forward-looking models of scientific research with innovative teaching and community dialogue. In fact, many students who attend LAJPP do not major in music; Instead, they come from multiple programs across campus. This is actively promoted and promoted as it sets the LAJPP apart from all other jazz performance programs in the country. Our student performers are young, aspiring musicians who deal intellectually with the world and bring their training in jazz and improvisation to many disciplines far away from musical performance. Not only will you receive instruction and guidance on how to play at a high level, but you will also explore the relevance of jazz in today's society.
Jazz is a compulsory part of the core curriculum, meaning all Columbia students have heard the music of Louis Armstrong to know his important place in US history, and to hear live jazz performers in their classroom. Columbia is the only university that has such requirements and no other university offers such comprehensive access to jazz. The students participating in the LAJPP deepen this requirement on an even deeper level.
If you have any further questions about the Music Performance Program, please see ourFAQ .
For general information, contact Beth Pratt, MPP coordinator atbp2413[at the]columbia.edu.