Programs - Percussion Studies

Percussion Studies Undergraduate


Studies in percussion performance at NYU provide aspiring students advanced performance training combined with the finest related academic and music courses. The Bachelor of Music Degree (B.M.) in Music Performance Percussion Studies attracts accomplished musicians interested in intensive training for careers in music performance. This program requires the completion of 130 points (credits), 90 in music, and 40 in liberal arts. As part of this program, students receive training in professional skills. Conceptual skills are emphasized through analytical, theoretical and historical studies.

Percussion students enroll in percussion ensembles and repertoire classes that study and perform classics, world premieres, experimental music, world music, commercial with film, with dance, and with mixed ensembles. Combined with the Department's numerous wind and string chamber ensembles, jazz ensembles, Symphony Orchestra, and New Music and Dance Ensembles, our percussion students have extraordinary performance opportunities.

A new dual degree (B Mus / MA Music Education) is designed for undergraduate performance and composition majors interested in adding a music education component to the four-year degree.  Students apply at the end of their sophomore year. Once accepted into the dual degree by the music education faculty, students complete their degree with the added concentration in music education beginning in their junior year. Upon graduation, students may continue to a one-year Masters degree in music education, where they complete their supervised student teaching internship to earn initial and professional teaching certification. Please see your current program director before contacting the Music Education program.