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A Virtual Evening of Songs

Thursday May 6th at 7:30pm EST

Join us for a special project from the collaborative piano students together with their peers from the Voice department.

Director, Cristina Stanescu


Spring 2021 Combo Recording Highlights I

This is a sampling of some of the collaborative, layered recordings the students of the College of Performing Arts at The New School created during the first 5-week module of the remote Spring 2021 semester.

Click here to hear music from the 2020 Fall Semester


Actors, writers, composers, and musicians from the College of Performing Arts collaborated on creating newly written audio-only dramatic works.

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CoPA Videos

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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

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. 

WBGO’s Community Calendar features a comprehensive Jazz Livestream listing from the New York/New Jersey region

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. 

Live@NationalSawdust is the online home of the music, art, and community of Brooklyn venue National Sawdust, an innovative leader in changing the landscape of contemporary music, by bringing all voices to the stage and beyond — artistic representation that reflects the ever-evolving multicultural society in which we live.

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
  • National Theatre Collection  – productions of the U.K.’s National Theatre Company, along with supporting documents.
  • QWest by Quincy Jones, the first video streaming service dedicated to Jazz, Soul, Funk & World Music. Use this link to log in.


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 released by current CoPA students and recent graduates!