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Columbia Gagaku Instrumental Ensemble

School (流): Led by three members of the Reigakusha Orchestra, Tokyo, and by mentors from the Imperial Household Agency Music Division, and the Ono gagakukai

Professional Name (芸名): The Columbia Early Modern Japanese Chamber Music Ensemble

Work Address: Institute for Medieval Japanese Studies 
1140 Amsterdam Ave, Kent HallRm 509, Columbia University, New York, NY 10027
Work Phone: 212-854-7403
Website: medievaljapanesestudies.org

Do you teach? 
Students are taught to play the 3 main woodwinds (shō, ryūteki, and hichiriki) as well as the biwa, gaku-sō, and percussion.

Do you perform? 
Students give semester end recitals and present a concert given yearly together with visiting Japanese Masters.

Additional information:

The Columbia Gagaku Instrumental Ensemble is a joint initiative of the Department of Music, the Music Performance Program, the Center for Ethnomusicology, and the Institute for Medieval Japanese Studies at Columbia University. It is open to all students of Columbia, Barnard, and the Columbia-Juilliard Program. The group gives instrumental workshops at Juilliard yearly as well as workshops for composers employing Japanese instruments. There is a six-week summer Mentor-Protégé Program in Tokyo for outstanding players.