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A special message to our continuing students from CoPA faculty and administration

Livestream scheduled for Wednesday 5/13 at 7pm

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Students and faculty, we’d like to feature your creative work!
Send us your video performing, a class project or any other creative project you’d like to share. #CoPACreates

Adapting to a New Stage: Performing Arts Students Shift Final Production Online

Click here to watch REACH OUT, the students’ final online production

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“PARA-PERSEPHASSA” Mannes Percussion Ensemble

“Para-Persephassa” is a reimagining of “Persephassa” by Iannis Xenakis (1970). The recording is the final project of the Spring 2020 term for the Mannes Percussion Ensemble class of James Baker.
As part of the project, students did a rhythmic, structural and historical analysis of “Persephassa” and using the structure and rhythms in the score, recorded, via ZOOM, the six individual parts and since the current isolation prevented the use of Xenakis’ original instrumentation, sounds were generated by using found objects and some small percussion instruments the players had in their homes.
The sounds were subjected to live and in-studio processing. There are several “Musique Concrete” interpolations at various points in the piece, which can be looked at as a sort of “Para-Persephassa”.
The piece was performed by musicians of the Mannes Percussion Ensemble: 

Chia-An Yeh
Kenneth O’Rourke
Si Young Lee Yu
Cheng Chang Yu
Yi Liu Zikun Zhao

Spring 2020 Remote Learning Collaborations

This is a sampling of some of the online collaborative recordings the students of the College of Performing Arts created during the height of the COVID-19 pandemic, Spring 2020.

Virtual Events

COPA Events


Committed to amplifying diverse voices, The New School offers more than a thousand public programs and events each year, providing fresh perspectives and unique learning opportunities. These lectures, exhibitions, concerts, and performances feature prominent and emerging artists, activists, and thought leaders. Click here for the current schedule of online events.

COPA Community Streaming Events

Jennifer Koh: Alone Together!

Mannes faculty member Jennifer Koh premieres new Commissions via Live Stream Every Saturday at 7:00 p.m. ET, via Instagram TV and Facebook Live, and subsequently made available on demand via YouTube.

illy B's Quarantine Video Gallery

Jazz faculty member Billy Martin aka illy B has compiled a free streaming gallery of various experimental performances, short film exhibitions and an anti-instructional documentary he has produced for a limited time during the COVID-19 pandemic quarantine.

Stream on demand
Ben Platt’s Live From Radio City Music Hall ft. Nir Felder
School of Jazz and Contemporary Music faculty member Nir Felder performs with Ben Platt in the Live From Radio City Music Hall concert which streams now on Netflix.
Lisa Bielawa’s Broadcast from Home

A new work in response to the coronavirus crisis featuring contributions from the public on lisabielawa.net

If you know of a streaming event you’d like included or if you are streaming a performance online, please let us know by filling in this form so we can highlight them here and via social media.

Free Public Streaming Events

Check out the following websites for great streaming resources:

Bachtrack.com features a very comprehensive list of worldwide classical concert, opera and theater. 

Jazz.org‘s guide on where to watch free Jazz concert livestreams.

Lincoln Center at Home: Lincoln Center’s new streaming portal.

Curtain Times has compiled a robust guide of online theater-centric performances, concerts, and discussions. 

TNS Library Free Streaming Resources

  • Met Opera HD Content – You can access all Met Opera HD Content (700 full-length Met performances) from anywhere. But you must connect via the the library’s website to be under the umbrella of the subscription.
  • Medici.tv – live streamed and archived performances and master classes from around the world
  • Digital Theatre Plus – video streaming of hundreds of full-length productions, plus a nice stable of educational resources
  • National Theatre Collection  – productions of the U.K.’s National Theatre Company, along with supporting documents.


Virtual Backgrounds

We’ve curated a few CoPA backgrounds that you may wish to use. Here’s a link to the Zoom tutorial on how to update backgrounds. Click here to download all images at once. Or download only the image you want below: Step 1 – Click an image to enlarge it. Step 2 – Right click and save as.

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The CoPA Emerging Artists playlist features singles, EPs, albums, and special projects recorded and relearsed by current CoPA students and recent graduates!