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 SOLO STUDIO LESSONS AND VOICE CLASSES--FALL 2016
Wednesday, September 7 and Thursday, September 8 in 405 Milbank from 6:00-10:00 pm. Please pick up an audition form from 319 Milbank which will be posted September 2, 2016. The forms should be returned by 5:00 p.m. on Wednesday, September 7, 2016. Students may sing a song of their choice, style, or language. Pianist is provided.
BARNARD-COLUMBIA CHORUS--FALL 2016
Tuesday, September 13 in 405 Milbank from 6:00-8:00 pm
Dinner will be served. All voices welcome without an audition.
BARNARD-COLUMBIA CHAMBER CHOIR--FALL 2016
Tuesday, September 13 in 405 Milbank from 8:00-9:00 pm
All voices welcome without an audition.
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Saturday, September 17, 2016
Friday, November 11, 2016
Friday, December 2, 2016