The Barnard Music Program provides the vocal program for the university, which includes the Barnard-Columbia Chorus and Chamber Choir, solo studio voice lessons and three limited-enrollment vocal classes, Technique in Singing, the Vocal Repertoire Class and Worldmuse. There are two opera companies in residence, Opera Hispanica and the Brooklyn Opera Theater which present on-campus performances in the fall and spring. The program provides a music history course, Introduction to Music, which is a year-long survey of Western European art music from sixth-century Gregorian Chant to the work of living composers; the course fulfills the Fine and Performing Arts requirement of the General Education Requirements and serves as a pre-requisite for the music major. An additional option is an undergraduate major in ethnomusicology. Students may complete a senior project in music repertoire by presenting an hour-long recital, or may write a fifty-page thesis project in music research. The successful student will gain professional level performance skills though studio lessons and the theory and ear training sequence, and gain a comprehensive knowledge of music history from the courses in historical musicology and ethnomusicology provided by the Music Department at Columbia University.
VOICE AUDITIONS FOR FALL 2012
Voice auditions will be held on Wednesday, September 5 and Thursday, September 6 in 405 Milbank from 6:00-10:00 pm. Students may sing any song of their choice, style, or language. Pianist is provided.
BARNARD/COLUMBIA CHORUS begins on Tuesday, September 11, 2012 in 405 Milbank.