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Founded in 1958, the Computer Music Center is the oldest center for Electroacoustic music in the United States. It's mission is to operate at the intersection of musical expression and technological development.

The Computer Music Center at Columbia University is an innovative and exciting music and arts technology facility with a long history of creative excellence. The center is housed in two separate facilities: one in Dodge Hall on the main Columbia campus (1 train to 116th St.), and another, larger facility on the third floor of Prentis Hall at 632 W 125th St. (1 train to 125th St.).

There are many opportunities for involvement in CMC activities. Students, researchers and creative artists working at the Center come from many different divisions within Columbia University. The primary mission of the CMC is to operate at the intersection of musical expression and technological development, and as a result the Center has become involved in a broad range of interesting projects. The CMC has also produced events aimed at reaching out to a wider community, both locally in New York and globally in a number of different international venues.

The CMC’s classes are open to qualified undergraduate and graduate students in all departments of the University. In addition, a number of guest composers and researchers have come to the CMC from all over the world to take advantage of our unique expertise and facilities.

 

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