Programs - Piano Studies

Graduate Study in Piano Performance

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MM in Piano Performance, Concentration in Solo Piano

This 36-credit master of music program focuses on intensive, conservatory-style training and master classes with leading artists, emphasizing contemporary as well as historical performance practices. You have opportunities to perform regularly both on and off campus, in recitals, ensembles, salon evenings, showcase concerts, and more. Learn more about this degree

MM in Piano Performance, Concentration in Collaborative Piano

This 39-credit master of music program emphasizes the art of chamber playing and vocal accompaniment and focuses on acquiring practical skills and fluency in a broad repertoire. You may concentrate your studies on either instrumental chamber music or vocal accompanying and coaching. Learn more about this degree

MM in Piano Performance, Concentration in Solo Piano and Advanced Certificate in Piano Performance and Pedagogy

This 45-credit dual degree offers you the opportunity to earn a master of music in Piano Performance (with a concentration in Solo Piano) and an advanced certificate in Piano Performance and Pedagogy. Learn more about this degree

Advanced Certificate in Piano Performance and Pedagogy

This 15-credit advanced certificate is designed for advanced performers seeking careers in academia as well as the concert stageLearn more about this advanced certificate

About our graduate programs

Our graduate programs in piano performance draw dedicated pianists interested in intensive conservatory-style training coupled with professional, practical preparation for a career in music. The programs are designed to develop performers with distinctive artistic profiles, skilled as solo and collaborative players and fluent in the musical styles of the 18th, 19th, 20th, and 21st centuries. It is our goal that each of our students achieve a level of performance excellence that makes it possible to enter the field as a professional. In order to accomplish that goal, graduates must demonstrate a technical foundation that will allow their playing to evolve in an efficient and healthy manner throughout the years that follow training at NYU, as well as a thorough knowledge of the historic and contemporary performance practices that inform interpretation of the score.