Columbia Pops

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Columbia Pops is Columbia’s premier pops orchestra. Founded in 2014 by Columbia undergraduates, it is entirely student-run. It has played a variety of pieces including, film and television scores, Broadway hits, jazz tunes, popular classical works, video game soundtracks, original student works, and more. The orchestra performs a new program of student-arranged music every semester.

Popsicles are the chamber ensembles affiliated with Columbia Pops; they organize their own rehearsals and perform for a variety of student events on campus, such as NSOP.


Columbia Pops was founded as a small chamber group, eventually growing to full orchestra size. The group has both attended and hosted the East Coast Pops Summit, which brings together several college Pops orchestras for a weekend of music-making.

Associated Acts

The brilliant and multifaceted members of Columbia Pops are often found cavorting in other musical clubs and programs as well, such as

External Links:

Columbia Pops website Youtube channel