Programs - Music Education

Programs - Music Education

Our music education students participate in a variety of performing ensembles and chamber groups directed by superb New York artists. They study privately with New York’s finest performers. Required courses include elementary and secondary teaching methods, music education “foundations” (e.g., the philosophy and psychology of music teaching) and music technology. Elective courses include studies in the liberal arts, general education, jazz studies, music theater, dance education, theater education and so on.

In addition, we provide students with continuous “theory-and-practice” experiences through peer-teaching, supervised field observations and practice-teaching internships in a variety of school and community music situations. Music Education at NYU offers a unique set of circumstances: a diverse community of artists, scholars and students; a faculty of dedicated and supportive teachers; a cutting-edge curriculum; an university with unparalleled opportunities for artistic, intellectual, cultural and personal growth – all of this in the legendary community of Greenwich Village, New York.