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.  The program provides a music history course, Introduction to Music I and II, 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.


Spring Chorus and Voice Auditions


Barnard Columbia Chorus and Chamber Singers

  • Thursday, January 24, 2019, 6:00-10:00 p.m. in 405 Milbank
  • Please submit voice audition forms no later then Wednesday, January 23 by 4:30pm

You may sing a song in any style or language, a pianist is provided.

Solo Voice Lessons and Voice Classes

  • Thursday, January 24, 2019, 6:00-10:00pm in 405 Milbank

You may sing a song in any style or language, a pianist is provided.



Music Program
319 Milbank Hall
3009 Broadway
New York, NY 10027
Tel. (212) 854-5096

Affiliated Departments

CU Department of Music
CU Music Performance Program

For the University's instrumental program