Brass Studies

Welcome to Brass Studies

Studies in brass performance at NYU provide aspiring students advanced performance training combined with the finest related academic and music courses. The BM and MM programs in Instrumental Performance attract accomplished musicians interested in intensive training for careers in music performance. In addition to traditional studies in music theory and history, brass students:

  • Study with renowned faculty through private lessons
  • Participate in ensembles and chamber music, symphony and repertory orchestras, and brass choir
  • Prepare for solo recital performances
  • Learn traditional and cutting-edge repertoire from classical to post-modern works

The PhD in Music Performance is designed for successful performing artists who wish to develop an area of specialization through music research in preparation for university teaching and scholarly publication.

The Department of Music and Performing Arts offers a warm, collegial atmosphere. Students enjoy master classes with New York City’s leading brass players and the support of all faculty and their peers. Our reputation, faculty, and location provide students with a unique opportunity to develop as performers and make the contacts necessary to launch a professional career.

The Department's acclaimed programs of study in Music Business (BM and MA), Music Technology (BM, MM, PhD), Jazz (BM, MM, and PhD), Music Composition (BM, MM, PhD), Instrumental Performance (BM, MM, PhD), Piano Performance (BM, MM), Vocal Performance (BM, MM), and Music Education (BM, MA, PhD) provide a rich and valuable array of elective courses for music performance majors that prepare them for an ever-changing music industry and musical climate. Our undergraduate and graduate students benefit from the extraordinary opportunities available through the diverse offerings of a major university in the cultural capital of the world, New York City.

Brass Studies: BM, MM, and PhD in Music Performance
John Rojak, Director of Brass Studies