About the Music Center
Our award-winning faculty of working professional artists brings a diversity of musical experience, wisdom and innovative approaches to our "hands-on, minds-on" curriculum. We combine a solid liberal arts education with programs that emphasize musicianship, professionalism, self-expression and originality.
Our students become skilled artists as they learn daily from faculty who are professionally active in what they teach. Our graduates take with them an impressive portfolio of work, including recordings of their performances and/or compositions. Our outstanding Artist in Residence program brings top professionals into classrooms, ensembles and student ensemble performances. Recent artists include Christian McBride, Todd Lundgren, Charlie Sexton, Barry Harris, Paula Cole, Benny Golson, Brian Culbertson and Mike Stern.
Students in Columbia's Music Department can expand on their musical goals by interacting with virtually every department on campus — Film/Video, Audio Arts & Acoustics, Theater, Arts Entertainment and Media Management, Television, Dance, and more — while learning their craft. They also have access to the internationally respected Center for Black Music Research.
Discover the unique edge and depth of experience Columbia College can offer your education. Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.